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“A Tripy Gothic yet Brilliant work of Art... by Gustav Vigeland...” 5 of 5 stars
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Frogner Park
Frogner Park Kirkeveien, Oslo 268, Norway
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Ranked #1 of 171 Attractions in Oslo
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Activities: People-watching
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Owner description: Frognerparken is the biggest park in the central parts of Oslo. It is a popular recreational area for both its neighbours and people from other parts of Oslo. On a nice summer day, the park is full of people here you can go for a run, walk the dog, have a picnic or barbecue, play badminton or just do some sunbathing. Frognerparken has Norway's biggest collection of roses a total of 14,000 plants of 150 different species. Frogner Stadium and Frogner Open-Air Bath is located in one corner of the park, towards Majorstua. In the corner by Frogner plass, you find Frogner Manor House and Oslo City Museum. As a part of Frognerparken, you will also find Vigelandsparken (Vigeland Sculpture Park), Oslo's most visited attraction. Frognerparken has a summer-open café and a restaurant. And children can play in Norway's biggest playground, located between the main gates and Frogner Manor House.
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“A Tripy Gothic yet Brilliant work of Art... by Gustav Vigeland...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Apparently, when I decided to visit the Park, the dark clouds came growling over Oslo skies, not just drizzled but kept reminding of their presence both Verbally and Physically... :)
Gustav Vigeland's this work of Art is an open challenge to the artists all around the world...
The sculptures is just an underrated word for all those human bodies trapped in with cemented clay...
I can not forget those faces with bright and loud expressions...
If you haven't been to the Vigelands Park, you haven't seen the real face of the Art in the heart of this world...

Visited May 2012
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“The best place to visit is Vigeland Park. And it's free.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The Vigeland park is huge, beautiful and full of flowers. It's an excellent choice to stroll, relax and enjoy it's numerous examples of the work of renowned Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland. There are over 150 sculptures representing the different cycles of human life, of all the stages of man from birth to death.

Visited July 2012
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“Awesome, stunning, memorable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

This is the single best attraction in Oslo, without a doubt. The park is a short 15 minute tram ride from the center of town and is absolutely worth a couple hours of our time. The sculptor Vigeland created an amazing series of sculptures and scattered them around the park. Everyone focuses on the monolith scultpture, but I would definitely recommend wandering around to the other sculptures as they are equally interesting and beautiful.

When I think of my travel to Oslo, the first thing that comes to mind is this park. It's one of the most unique parks I have seen during all of my travels abroad.

Visited June 2012
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“Sculpture park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Lovely and free to get into so if you are feeling weighed down by the expense of Oslo it's a nice break. I was hoping for a bit more diversity in the sculptures, all of them are basically the same subjects in the same style but it did actually kind of work in the end, and some of the larger stone sculptures are really interesting. I went on a misty November morning, would reccomend this, gives a very eerie feel to your visit. There is a cafe at the front of the park, it's quite good, sells some tasty cakes and you get a moomin tray to carry your stuff on, this does make relieving yourself of krones less painful, I promise.

Visited November 2011
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“Amazing place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Frogner is a quiet area in Oslo with the amazing Vigeland park located in butiful surroundings. Absolutely a place to visit. Especially the autumn/fall is colourful and the statues are at the best against the blue sky and the yellow and red leaves

Visited April 2012
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