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Kaupanger Stave Church

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Kaupanger Stave Church

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josepteresa wrote a review Jul 2020
Stavanger, Norway138 contributions23 helpful votes
Very interesting building from the XII century. The interior is interesting to see and especially when you can listen to the explanations of the guide. She was very helpful and keen to answer all our questions. Without a doubt, we can only recommend to visit this small church.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Ron S wrote a review Jul 2019
New York City, New York4,522 contributions556 helpful votes
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We managed to make it to the church just 20 or so minutes before the close. So we were the only visitors there. The guides, young high school students were very nice and offered to give us a tour of the church. The Kaupanger Stave Church is supported by 22 staves, has a unique baptistery font with a cover, a richly decorated pulpit and chancel, and is one of the oldest in Norway. We were told that is has up to 50% of original materials.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Terrance M wrote a review Jul 2019
Hamilton, Canada3,011 contributions276 helpful votes
This stave church was selected to visit as it was more on our way and there was no admission charge. One out of two turned out to be correct. The sixty krones admission charge would not have been a big deal but the credit card machine was not working. Several others in the group likewise were not carrying cash in Norway. I accordingly was only able to view the church exterior. The stave church is Norway’s biggest contribution to European architecture. I was surprised passing close to the structure how strong was the smell of cedar. The church design heralds back to the church’s early days in the 12th century. The cemetery surrounding most of the church was very well preserved.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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ailourophile wrote a review Jul 2019
Glasgow151 contributions48 helpful votes
Kauphanger proves that stave churches come in various sizes and styles and that they can be beautiful and interesting even without dragons. Kauphanger is still used by th community and this is valuable to recognise. A stave church can evolve and remain used.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Ken W wrote a review Sep 2018
Vancouver, Canada779 contributions423 helpful votes
This is a wonderful little stave church. It is in great condition and sits in a lovely setting. For 70 NOK a local student will give a tour of the interior. It is a well preserved example of 12 th century Norwegian history
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Date of experience: August 2018
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