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I was interested to visit purely because the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded here. Even though the exterior is not particularly nice looking, the interior really surprised me, it is very impressive and definitely worth a visit.
The exterior of Oslo's City Hall is quite utilitarian ('functionalism' is probably more accurate); not at all like other city halls I've seen in neighbouring countries of Sweden and Denmark. But I'm sure glad I took a look inside!
All the walls of the main...More
The city hall has a set of impressive carved panels depicting Norse legends on the exterior walls as you enter the building. These are worth looking at. The interior has massive murals on most of the walls of all the rooms you get to enter....More
We loved looking at the murals and art displays. We also liked seeing where the Nobel peace prize is given each year. The outside of the building may not be so impressive, but the inside is what matters. Also it is free to visit!
Took the 10 am tour. The guide gave us a good overview of the recent history of Norway from the early 1930s up through the end of WWII, describing in detail the meaning behind the art and the “classless society.” It is a must to...More
This is a very imposing building that dominates the wharf, with very interesting reliefs and sculptures outside but inside is really amazing!! Free to go in and with free guided tours on offer. Full of tapestries and paintings about the history of Oslo and links...More