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Ranked #1 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Theaters; Operas
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Ranked #2 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
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Category: Castles; Historic Sites
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Ranked #3 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
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Category: Government Buildings; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites

Oslo City Hall is open to the public for visits and tours from 9am-5pm every day. Here is a link to more information about tours. Oslo City Hall Information City Hall photos more »

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Ranked #4 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
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Category: Castles
Owner description: The Royal Palace is situated on a rise at one end of Oslo’s main thoroughfare, Karl Johans gate. It was officially taken into... more » Owner description: The Royal Palace is situated on a rise at one end of Oslo’s main thoroughfare, Karl Johans gate. It was officially taken into use on 26 July 1849 by King Oscar I.The Royal Palace is open to the public during the summer season. Visitors follow a guided tour through the most important rooms of the Palace. There is usually also a special exhibition each year, as part of the tour. Tickets are available at Billettservice.no and at the entrance.The main changing of the guard takes place every day at 1.30 PM.The Royal Palace is where the daily work of the monarchy is conducted and where the King and Queen live. It is where the King presides over the Council of State, grants audiences and holds official dinners. Foreign heads of state who visit Oslo stay at the Palace. Most of the members of the Royal Court have their workplace here. « less
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Ranked #5 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Historic Sites
Seaside village and resort in the Oslo Fjord; art galleries, museums.
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Ranked #6 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Historic Sites; Museums

The grand historic Oscarsborg Fortress stands on Kaholmene in the Drøbak Strait, the Region of Follo.  The fortress has been there for more than 350 years,  build as a Coastal... more »

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Ranked #7 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Historic Sites; Religious Sites; Museums
Handicrafts; art galleries; cafees
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Ranked #8 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Religious Sites
Oslo's oldest church, dating to 1100 AD.
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Ranked #9 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: The summer palace of Oscarshall is located on the peninsula of Bygdøy in Oslo. The palace was commissioned by King Oscar I... more » Owner description: The summer palace of Oscarshall is located on the peninsula of Bygdøy in Oslo. The palace was commissioned by King Oscar I and Queen Joséphine, and was completed in 1852. Many Norwegian contemporary artists received commissions during the building of Oscarshall, and today it stands as a monument to Norwegian art and applied art from the 19th century. The palace, with its secondary buildings and surrounding park, is considered to be one of the finest examples of Neo-Gothic architecture in Norway and is one of the country’s most important embodiments of the National Romantic style so popular in Norway during the period. The palace is open to the public every summer. In addition to the palace itself, visitors may also visit the Queen Joséphine Gallery and the surrounding park. « less
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Ranked #10 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #11 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Neighborhoods
Neighborhood with a bohemian/creative atmosphere and many unique cafes, shops and parks.
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Ranked #12 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cemeteries; Religious Sites
Owner description: The cemetery and chapel were inagurated in 1902. Naturally laid out urn graves with stone settings from 1939. In connection... more » Owner description: The cemetery and chapel were inagurated in 1902. Naturally laid out urn graves with stone settings from 1939. In connection with the cemetery is Vestre Krematorium (Western Crematorium). The city's largest war memorial is situated here - the final home of 331 Soviet, 102 British, Danish, Jugoslavian, Polish, Swedish and Norwegian inhabitants. The cemetery office is open on weekdays 8 am-3 pm. « less
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Ranked #13 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #14 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Religious Sites
Sagene church is built in neo-Gothic style and was inaugurated in 1891.
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Ranked #15 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Shops
Owner description: Ths idyllic little house is a great place to stop on your walk along the river Akerselva. The name Honse-Lovisas hus... more » Owner description: Ths idyllic little house is a great place to stop on your walk along the river Akerselva. The name Honse-Lovisas hus (Hen-Lovisa's house) comes from a literary character. It was built in 1800 as a sawmiller's house. Today it is a café and cultural meeting place, where the arts and crafts of today meet tradition and history of the past. Honse-Lovisas hus has handmade arts and crafts for sale. Every day except Monday you can get a cup of coffee and a delicious piece of cake, or a little something for lunch. « less
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Ranked #16 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
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Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: Gronland church, dating from 1869, has been called the cathedral of the east side, and is one of the biggest churches in... more » Owner description: Gronland church, dating from 1869, has been called the cathedral of the east side, and is one of the biggest churches in Oslo. It is built as a Romanesque/Norman nave church in brick, and has a characteristic tower surrounded by four smaller spires. Architect: Andreas Friedrich Wilhelm von Hanno. « less
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Ranked #17 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: The beautiful wooden Holmenkollen Chapel is beautifully situated next to the Holmenkollen ski arena. The chapel was... more » Owner description: The beautiful wooden Holmenkollen Chapel is beautifully situated next to the Holmenkollen ski arena. The chapel was inaugurated in 1913. In 1992, it was set fire to and burned to the ground. The re-building of the chapel was commenced in 1995, and the new chapel was inaugurated in March 1996 by the bishop of Oslo. Service every Sunday and on Christian holidays. « less
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Ranked #18 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #19 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
Holmlia church is a modern brick work chuch in the suburbs of Oslo. Inaugurated in 1993.
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Ranked #20 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Religious Sites
Owner description: Paulus Church is a brick church in Neo-Gothic style inaugurated in 1892. Architect: Henrik Bull Bull wanted the church to... more » Owner description: Paulus Church is a brick church in Neo-Gothic style inaugurated in 1892. Architect: Henrik Bull Bull wanted the church to harmonize with the park outside (Birkelunden), so instead of the usual orientation with the chancel in the east, the Paulus church has the entrance to the east - facing the park and the school. Service every Sunday at 11 am. The church is open when possible on weekdays between 10 am and 2 pm. « less
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Ranked #21 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Farms
Owner description: Bogstad visitors' farm has cows, sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits and horses, as well as pigs during certain periods. The farm... more » Owner description: Bogstad visitors' farm has cows, sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits and horses, as well as pigs during certain periods. The farm at Bogstad is run by the Municipality of Oslo, and thousands of children come to visit every year. Open for everyone all year. « less
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Ranked #22 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
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Ranked #23 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Libraries
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Ranked #24 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Cemeteries
Owner description: Replaced Oslo Cathedral's cemetary in 1808. aereslunden (The honorary cemetary) was established in 1904. Famous Norwegians... more » Owner description: Replaced Oslo Cathedral's cemetary in 1808. aereslunden (The honorary cemetary) was established in 1904. Famous Norwegians such as Edvard Munch, Henrik Ibsen, Henrik Wergeland, Bjornstjerne Bjornson, Richard Nordrak, Christian Krogh and Alf Proysen are buried here. « less
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Ranked #25 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: St. Hanshaugen is one of Oslo's largest parks, just north of the city centre. This popular recreational area is great for... more » Owner description: St. Hanshaugen is one of Oslo's largest parks, just north of the city centre. This popular recreational area is great for walks, and from the top of the hill you have a nice view of Oslo. History St. Hanshaugen was originally a bare rock hill. In the 1840s the name St. Hanshaugen (midsummer hill) came into use, as the hill was a popular place for midsummer celebrations. In 1855 it was decided that parts of the hill was to be planted, and a big part of the hill was turned into a park in the next 30 years. The park also got a park keeper house, an artificial creek and a pavilion on the square Festplassen, and the park was expanded. Through the years, a number of statues were also placed in the park. In 1936, the park got an open-air café on Festplassen - the square on top of the hill - which is still a popular summer café today. « less
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Ranked #26 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Voienvolden Gard is an old wooden manor with buildings and interior from the 18th and 19th centuries. The manor is situated... more » Owner description: Voienvolden Gard is an old wooden manor with buildings and interior from the 18th and 19th centuries. The manor is situated in idyllic surroundings at Sagene, close to the river Akerselva. Voienvolden is now a culture centre with exhibitions, concerts, guided tours and a café in the summer season. « less
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Ranked #27 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Government Buildings
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Ranked #28 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Libraries
Special library for cartoons. At Grünerlokka library branch.
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Ranked #29 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Religious Sites
Owner description: Ris church is a beautiful stone church in Roman style, inaugurated in 1932. Only open for services, concerts etc. Sunday... more » Owner description: Ris church is a beautiful stone church in Roman style, inaugurated in 1932. Only open for services, concerts etc. Sunday service at 11 a.m. « less
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Ranked #30 of 61 Cultural in Oslo
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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