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baberge
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
With a group of Australian scouts I visited this church on 9 July 2023. We were lucky and arrived just when two cruise ship groups left after their visit and we were invited in to have a look at the interior of the church.

The church has an amazing history, the wooden figures on the wall from the original church put history in perspective, and the local guide present in the church was more than willing to tell us about the history.

A place worth visiting with friendly staff and interesting and historic things to see with good toilet facilities. It may be crowded at times during the cruise season, but definitely worthwhile to visit! Strongly recommmended.
Written July 17, 2023
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passionfruitsin
Singapore, Singapore192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Alesund in I self was a beautiful city with its colorful houses and waterfront and one should make it a point to walk round the whole place when there. However, as we had a full day at this port of call, we wanted to go to see the countryside but yet not too far. We choose to visit Giske and Godoy as a round trip would take about 2 hours. The bus stop is right in front of the cruise terminal. Depending, one can hop on to bus 662 or 664. 662 will head towards Vigra and you need to transfer to bus 664 at the Alesund Airport Hotel. Do this and you will not regret. The trip will bring you through 3 undersea tunnels and to some beautiful sights along the way including the oldest church in Alesund and the famous lighthouse at the end of the bus trip. If you wish to go down and explore, ask the driver when he will next arrive at the pick up point you drop at as the frequency is something like 1/2 hour during peak and an hour when off peak you will not want to miss your ship but rest assure you will be well rewarded if you venture out like we did. Another plus is that if you use the cruise excursion to the same destination, you will have to pay many times more to get the same experience. Enjoy.
Written July 7, 2017
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Travel-Seal
Birmingham, AL435 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
It's an old country church. The marble is covered in plaster to protect it from the weather. There is interesting wood carvings inside the church. We enjoyed the ride to here and the countryside.
Written June 6, 2016
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Christopher Ryan
64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
This was a stop on our tour and it turned out to be a great way to learn about Norway's history. As you can imagine it focused on their religious history but they were able to explain to us how it evolved over time as this church had been on this site for many years. They were able to show us how it evolved from the times of the vikings and that the church is still in use by the community. The church is rich in history and well worth the visit if you like history.
Written June 26, 2017
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soulefultraveler
Sun City West, AZ1,885 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Interesting cemetery, where most of the headstones show names from the town/island 'GIske." Whole island is flat. Nice views. Windy.
Written June 19, 2019
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swiftmi
Knoxville, TN1,369 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We stopped for a short visit at this church. It is marble on the exterior that has been painted. Inside is very nice. It only takes a short visit as the church is small. There is parking available.
Written June 11, 2019
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rama1
Melbourne, Australia1,187 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Church is a bit hard to get to but once there is impressive.

Very old but in good nick.

Worth time also to wander the cemetery. They lived a long time back in the day.
Written June 8, 2019
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ranles76
Escondido345 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
The bus ride to Giske (and Godoy) was a bit of an adventure. After viewing the Art Nouveau quarter of Alesund, we made our way thru the tunnels which took us to the lighthouse (did not enter), the airport and the Marble Church. The story of the church is much more interesting than the actual visit. You cannot go in. There is a cemetery. If being there is enough (it is for some) then go for it. The tunnels are under the water! Our tour was 3 1/2 hours and cost $110 pp.
Written August 19, 2017
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T P
Chicago, IL1,557 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
We had a port day in Alesund and this church was one of our stops. After a few tunnels and bridges between the islands, we came to this church. The church has significant history to the area and is very nice inside. The cemetery also contains the graves of notable individual.
Written July 29, 2017
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Barheat
Hamilton, Canada1,732 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
The Marble Church dates from 1170. Most of the marble is covered with a plaster with only two panels exposed. The church was closed and we could not see the interior. The cemetery is still active. It is interesting to see that most of the names are Giske, same as the town. Our guide explained that family names were not used in the past so people were referenced by their town.
Written July 27, 2017
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