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Broken Column

All around Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
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Ranked #36 of 39 Attractions in Stavanger
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks

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434 reviews 434 reviews
225 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A Stavanger landmark and disjointed “sculpture” project of 23 identical cast iron figures of a man 195 cm tall. The first is at the Art Museum and each succeeding one 195 cm below the last, in various locations around the town, until the last is at the harbor. You can get a map and see them all if so inclined.... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Having read about this on Trip Advisor, we were keen to see the sculptures and explore Stavenger on foot during a cruise of the Norwegian Fjords. The Tourist Information office did not have any Broken Column maps on display but one of the staff kindly printed one on request. We set off on our 'treasure hunt' and saw 1 (Fish... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

This art work is worth seeing. Best by bike, but also possible by foot. It takes about half a day to walk, or a couple of hours slow bicycling. It's also a brilliant way to get to see some of central Stavanger. It consists of a number of sculptures placed around town in odd places. There is a story to... More 

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Sandnes, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

The artwork is made by Antony Gormley, a London-based sculptor also known for "Another Place". It took 4 years to decide whether or not to place the figures in Stavanger. It is now permanent, and the bold men can be seen in different places in Stavanger. One of the boldmen was placed inside the livingroom of an ordinary person :... More 

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