A colourful street in the centre of Stavanger where all buildings have been painted in fresh colours.
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We spent a long time in this street looking at the beautifully painted colourful buildings. It’s so picturesque. There are some unique cafes and shops here too. One of the nicest parts of the old town and so lovely to stumble upon.
Written May 28, 2022
It's actually a short street. All the buildings have multiple colors, many cafes, restaurant, a hair dressers, a souvenir shop. I've been to all the cafes there. It's great to sit outside and watch people pass by, have a good time with friends, enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. The atmosphere is inclusive, everybody is welcome. That's my impression.
Written July 29, 2020
We walked here specifically to see this colourful street and we weren't disappointed. It is worth seeing. Lots of different colours, artwork, poetry and tiny details to see. There are cafes, bars and shops there and some of the streets close by are interesting to see as well. It is only a short downhill walk from the Valbergtårnet, both can be visited at the same time.
Written April 6, 2020
Loved the coloured buildings but as Norway is currently in a lockdown all the bars and restaurants were shut. Therefore there was no buzz and no atmosphere. There was a few shops open and plenty of tourists. Can imagine it been a great place to visit when more is open
Written January 2, 2022
Happy Colours stimulate Happy People... Let's hope so anyway. These colourfully painted wooden structures are just FUN to stroll through and enjoy whether you are shopping or catching a snack and drink or just ingesting the uniqueness of the area.
Written February 2, 2015
Some houses in different colors in a street. Nothing special, not even anything original. And this is just trying to make something out of nothing, the houses used to be white or unpainted until somebody came up with an idea to attrack attention. Meh.....
Written May 11, 2013
Stavanger is extremely easy to walk from the cruise ship as the ship pulls up right into the heart of the town...virtually alongside the old town too.After a good walk around both old and new towns we had a wander down Ovre Holmgate and both had to admit that this was our favourite part of Stavanger...decent little places for a bite to eat as well as little souvenir shops can also be found in the area too....wonderful colourful part of town.
Written March 27, 2017
A lovely, colourful street with great bars and coffee shops. Nicest street in Stavanger. Would recommend Bøker og Børst for coffee and Cirkus for beers.
Written August 5, 2020
Colourful houses and a cobblestone walking street in the center of Stavanger. Charming, but not terribly interesting.
Written July 30, 2020
This colorful street is a must-see in a nearly complete white city. Be aware: in Norway shops/bars don't open until 11am. So don't bother waking up early to see this street. It's much nicer to see when everything is open in the afternoon.
Written May 22, 2018
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Hello, We'll be stopping in Stavanger during our cruise for only 6 hours.Could anybody give me an idea how easy it is to get from the piers to this Ovre Holmegate street on our own? thanks!
Hi! The street is literally not even a 5 minute walk from where the cruise ships usually come into so you'll be fine! The city centre is close together, either look it up onine before you go or ask someone for directions but it's super easy to find, even if you forget the name everyone should know what you mean by 'the colourful street'! :)
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