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Nidarosdomen

Address: Bispegt. 3, Trondheim 7013, Norway
Phone Number: +47 73 89 08 00
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Ranked #2 of 49 Attractions in Trondheim
Type: Religious Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Nidaros Cathedral is the national sanctuary of Norway. Work began in 1070, and the building was...
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Type: Religious Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Nidaros Cathedral is the national sanctuary of Norway. Work began in 1070, and the building was completed in about 1300. After being damaged by fire, it lay largely in ruins for several hundred years. In 1869 extensive restorations were begun, and a century later the cathedral was again restored to its original grandeur.

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Dallas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
23 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

With an organ several hundred years old. No photography allowed but there are plenty available in the souvenir shop as well as recordings of the old organ being played - sounds very different.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Read the history and get into it! The building is so full of interesting things! Just the outside, and the glasses inside! Did you know that you can read the Bible from the Windows?

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We had a very good guided tour of Nidaros Cathedral. Our guide was very knowledgeable and brought the history of Trondheim alive with tales of how Olaf, a bloodthirsty viking king, became a saint. The architecture is fascinating too, with a gothic section, later embellished, and a romanesque section. Originally lavishly decorated, the now bare grey stone gives a calm... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I've been to lots of churches around Europe, and I think this is definitely one of my favourites. It is majestic from the outside, and the statutes are just so interesting. If it wasn't so cold in December, I think I can sit and stare at it for a long time. There are also lots of secret rooms to explore... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A short guided tour on the history of the cathedral and St Olav. Very interesting and worthwhile. Treated to a chamber concert afterwards

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Scotland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Dedicated to St Olaf, the patron saint of Norway who died in 1071, Nidaros cathedral was started in the early 11th century. In the middle ages it was an important place of pilgrimage. Today much restored it dominates the skyline of Trondheim. Very impressive interior and the nave soars with elaborate carved stonework. Walk round the outside of the cathedral... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The cathedral has beautiful architecture, romanesque and gothic styled with beautiful stone carved interiors. The rose window is stunning with its red and blue colors. Must visit when in Trondheim.

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Flatåsen, Norway
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We often visit the cathedral when we have visitors. After the renovation of the organ it has become an even better place to visit. The organ is beautifully placed over the entrance of the church, and you should definitely try to visit a concert.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The cathedral is beautiful on the outside with amazing statuary and gargoyles and complex facades. Stunning by day and by night. The inside is old elegance with a tremendously big organ. We heard a recital that was stunning. St. Olav's tomb also stunning.

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Tromso, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I had less than an hour between two trains to have a look at the cathedral, at night. It was dark, somewhat eerie and impressive. I sure do love old Stone churches!

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