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Lom Stave church

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Address: Jotunheimen, Lom 2686, Norway
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+47 61 21 73 38
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The Lom stave church was timber dated to 1158. The church is still in use...

The Lom stave church was timber dated to 1158. The church is still in use as the main church in Lom. Inside the church you will find a large collection of paintings from the 1700s and a lot of beautiful acanthus carvings. Over time the church has been rebuilt and enlarged several times, something one can see clear traces of. When the church was restored first in the 70'ies, there was an opportunity for extensive excavations. It was made ​​several interesting findings of pilgrimage brand, rune staves, parchment documents and the largest total of coins found in Norway of 2,245 coins.

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Old wooden church

This church is so beautiful and fantastic, made in wood. It is worth a stop if you pass Lom. However loads of tourists.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Norrkoping, Sweden
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Norrkoping, Sweden
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is so beautiful and fantastic, made in wood. It is worth a stop if you pass Lom. However loads of tourists.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed January 10, 2017

Be sure to visit the bakery on the other side of the river! For the adventurous there is a near by zip-line over the river Bøvra.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church. Photos speak for themselves!! Architecture inside was amazing, we were lucky to visit it shortly after it rained so the wood was even more beautiful. The museum with it was really interesting too

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2016

Great slice of history. A must see. The tourists stop here in buses. 10 Kroner to enter but it is worth it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed November 4, 2016

Must see if you are passing through Lom. A wonderful piece of Norwegian architecture. Small entry charge of 10 Kroner at the door. But it is worth it to experience the atmosphere inside.

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Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed November 4, 2016

Very interesting architecture, not very popular in Norway. Well kept and the location is beautiful as well. Worth seeing!

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Kansas CIty, MO
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Reviewed October 24, 2016

I highly recommend checking out any Stave Church that you can in Norway. The Lom church was particularly breathtaking with the beautifully manicured graveyard and scenery nearby. We weren't able to go inside, but we would've loved to. This is a very photogenic sight, so bring your camera and plan to spend some time wandering around. Great free attraction in... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

The church is situated in the middle of Lom, and a visit can easily be combined with other activities. The historic building displays old building practises and give the visitor a good opportunity to see first hand how sermons would play out.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 8, 2016

For photos, there isn't a bad angle of this classic stave church, distant or close-up. The architecture is stunning, especially poised against the mountains. The dragons on the roof are particularly interesting. The interior seems much newer, probably since the original church (ca. 1000) was made cruciform in the 1600s, and the colorful decorations date from then. The cemetery of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

A church with unique design - wooden design for exterior and interior. There is an entrance fee to enter.

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