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Fantoft Stavkirke

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Address: Paradis, Bergen, Norway
Phone Number: 47 55 28 07 10
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Fascinating

This faithful reconstruction is simply wonderful. Pay the fee to look inside where the details are really something. Don't miss the dragon carvings on the pews.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ian B
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful Stave church in the middle of nowhere. It is literally next to a business complex and apartment building. We were very confused on where we should park. Luckily there was a small tour bus with its driver in it who told us just to park along the loop. There at really no signs telling you where... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw this spot while apart of a biking tour. I was glad to have seen it but even more glad it wasn't the only thing to see while out and about. Its located in a nice spot with small walks around for leisure. Toilets are free if you pay for the church otherwise you have to pay for the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little church is an exact replica of the original that burned down in 1992. The rebuild was completed in 1995 using wood from trees that were over 250 years old. It is amazing to see the precise detail and ornate work that went into building this church. It is definitely worth seeing!

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Thank Robert I
Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This faithful reconstruction is simply wonderful. Pay the fee to look inside where the details are really something. Don't miss the dragon carvings on the pews.

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Thank Ian B
Vancouver, Canada
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Growing up in the area, and being my playground, this is a great place to visit both to enjoy the nature and a norwegian stave church.

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Thank Norway1944
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to see one of these churches during my time in Norway. This one is between the airport and Bergen so great location. Spent 20 minutes looking around the outside/inside. Parking is unclear but apart from that very nice.

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Calgary, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a Viking Cruise and one of our stops was this exact replica of a stave church...the original had been relocated then burned by arsonists. Any lover of history, architecture or religion will really enjoy this church. When built, the recently converted Catholics decided to hedge their bets and incorporated some elements of their earlier non Catholic religion.... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was originally built in the 12th century but was lost to arson in 1992. It was subsequently rebuilt using the same design and techniques. It is well worth a visit - it is amazing to see this church build without nails.

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Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the tram up to the church. You have about a 15 to 20 minute walk from the tram. Then we hiked up to see the church which is beautiful itself. There is a fee to see the inside. No discount for seniors which is a bummer. All in all we enjoyed seeing the inside of this Stave church.... More 

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Thank French S
Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Stunning architecture! You'll need to set aside some time to go see this because it took me about 25 minutes on the tram and an additional 25 minutes of walking. I happened to visit on a very rainy day so that was inconvenient. There is a fence surrounding the church, but there are some spots you can still get a... More 

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