Vigeland Park
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The Vigeland Park is the world's largest sculpture park made by a single artist, and is one of Norway's most popular tourist attractions. The park is open to visitors all year round. The unique sculpture park is Gustav Vigeland's lifework with more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron. Vigeland was also in charge of the design and architectural layout of the park. The Vigeland Park was mainly completed between 1939 and 1949. Most of the sculptures are placed in five units along an 850 meter long axis: The Main gate, the Bridge with the Children's playground, the Fountain, the Monolith plateau and the Wheel of Life.
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Isobel S
Ely, UK27 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
The detail on some of these sculptures was unbelievable so much emotion and story displayed in them. Walking around some of the main sites where the whole spread of time was shown really make you think. Such a beautiful place.
Written August 11, 2022
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charlene_veverka
Wilton, Australia269 contributions
Aug 2022
Lovely parkland that is easy to get to from the main city centre.

Lots of greenery, park benches throughout and walking/biking trails.

Main draw is obviously the beautiful Vigeland sculptures that you can admire from the entrance of the main gateway through to the giant monolith at the back.

Great place to have a picnic on a warm summer day, but if you want to avoid the crowds, go either early morning or late evening.
Written August 12, 2022
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atlast5
Harker Heights, TX128 contributions
Aug 2022
Large outdoor sculptures, very pretty park. Unusual themes. Our tour guide explained about Vigeland's philosophy of life as shown in his sculptures. This was included on the Oslo Combo Tour that we took. We liked it so much that we returned on our own the next day.
Written August 30, 2022
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WingWingOne
London, UK763 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
It was a lot smaller than expected.
But it is free and easy to visit, there s a bus stop in front of the park.
The bridge and central sculptures are impressive, you must visit this
Only takes around 45 minutes.
Written September 3, 2022
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permia
Ireland38,063 contributions
Jun 2022
On a beautiful clear blue-sky morning, it was a perfect time to see the extraordinary fields of sculpture.

A life’s work, scores of figurative art works are laid out over an impressively large and verdant space.

Human life in all its joys and complexities is shown in bronze and stone. Couples who are close, those that are distant, turning away and not listening.

Playful exuberant times with children. A great obelisk is clothed throughout its entire length writhing entangled figures. A fine metaphor for disparate aspects of life.
Written August 16, 2022
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Linda P
Leesburg, FL14 contributions
Jun 2022
I must say I wasn't sure about all those naked statues but my tour guide explained why they were naked. The park has Vigeland's statues of people of every age going through life. It is the expressions on their faces that matter. The commentary made all the difference. Read up on it before going and enjoy. It can be very emotional.
Written June 25, 2022
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Masood K
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania1,396 contributions
Feb 2020
We had a full day and a half in Oslo and being art lovers, we decided to visit this park. The park is big no doubt so it’s a bit of walk before you come to the first of the sculpture but the moment you come close to them, you immediately feel a connect.

It for sure seems that the artist is communicating a message. The expression of each of the sculpture is amazing. Some of them are poses of daily lives, of mother playing with child, the father playing with the children, etc. Being the month of Feb, the lake was semi-frozen, as sheets of ice could be seen on the top layer of the lake.

It’s a nice place to just hang around and breathe some fresh air and walk along the path admiring the artist’s hard work.
Written March 22, 2020
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Jim W
Schonaich, Germany2,498 contributions
May 2022
My wife and I visited here on the first day of our Norwegian tour. I added a lot of photos to give you an idea of how unusual this place is. I read that there are more naked statues in Norway than any other country. While I cannot fact check this, I am somewhat convinced.

Vigeland installation refer to the sculptures in Frogner Park. It is located in the present center of Frogner Park. This place is commonly referred to "Vigeland Park," but this name has no official status. It is not commonly used in Oslo and is simply what us tourists call it.

The sculpture area in Frogner Park covers 80 acres and features 212 bronze and granite sculptures, all designed by Gustav Vigeland.

This is something you can do on a sunny or a rainy day. Vigeland completed all of them naked as to represent life in various stages and in every emotion. Because they are naked, the can be any one of us as they are without race, creed, or social status. While some find this place disturbing, I thought it was simply brilliant.
Written June 16, 2022
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Brian D
Denver, CO2,212 contributions
Aug 2022
This is a must-visit park in Oslo. It is not located directly in the city center, so it will require a short tram ride to the city outskirts. It is well worth the short ride of 10-15 minutes. You'll find over 600 figures. Everything is clean and superbly maintained. You'll find a statue of the creator - Gustav Vigeland. You'll cross a bridge that holds some of the most famous sculptures, including the world famous Angry Boy. A nice fountain is the next stop after crossing the bridge. Of course the fountain contains more art and sculptures. Then comes the monolith, which is the centerpiece of the park. It is huge and contains over a hundred figures. This was carved out of one block of stone and took over 10 years to complete. In addition to all of this incredible art is a huge, sprawling park with flowers, grass, people and more. If you have just one day in Oslo, this is the place to spend that day.
Written October 11, 2022
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Simi N
Mumbai, India24 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
A beautiful park filled with sculptures. Very overwhelming to find that a single person is capable of creating so many sculptures. The theme of his sculptures are very family, as they are focused on man and children, man-woman and children captured in differing atmospheres. In addition, the park is beautiful and the trees are displayed in various hues of greens, Oranges, yellows...a treat for beautiful photography.
Written November 1, 2022
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