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Amongst the farmland a beautiful stonework church

We were visiting Vik, home of some of my ancestors. We explored the grave markers here to see if... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2019
traveltheworld012
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Rochester, Minnesota
12th Century

The Hove Stone church was constructed in the 12th century originally for the local elite -- hence... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2019
Tribe93
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Manassas, Virginia
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Aug 26, 2019
“Amongst the farmland a beautiful stonework church”
Aug 17, 2019
“12th Century”
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We were visiting Vik, home of some of my ancestors. We explored the grave markers here to see if we recognized any names. The Hove Church is the oldest stone building in the Sogne Fjord region and probably one of the oldest in Norway. It has been dated to the end of the 12th
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The Hove Stone church was constructed in the 12th century originally for the local elite -- hence the stone construction instead of wood which would have been predominate for centuries during that time period. Small admission fee but you get a personalized tour that comes with
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Extraordinary restored church and an amazing history lesson. Vik I Sogn has much to offer. I can not wait to return.
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Beautiful little church, contrasting with the stave church nearby. Painted interior looks quite bright (restored c. 1860). Very helpful but shy guide. Wonderful views down valley.
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On my visit to Vik, Norway to see the Hopperstad Stave Church, I am please to discover another gem. The beautiful Hove Stone Church is a wonderful old stone church. Unfortunately, it was not open at the time I was there to go in, but the outside and the grounds make it worth
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