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“Arctic Cathedral - worth a visit”
Review of Arctic Cathedral

Arctic Cathedral
Ranked #9 of 85 things to do in Tromso
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Arctic Cathedral - worth a visit”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Great Cathedral if you are a photographer or architecture student and whilst the walk from the hotels in the centre of Tromso is about 25 minutes, it is worth it to take in the sights on the visit.

Visited March 2013
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Biggar, United Kingdom
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“A great sight!”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Check opening times if you need to go in. It's not really necessary as huge windows allow great views in. It's built to be seen from the outside anyway. Walk across the bridge for the full thing.

Visited March 2013
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Southmoor, Oxfordshire, UK
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“Very striking yet simple.”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

A tall plain building with sections of large upturned "V" shapes making up the cathedral. The midnight concert of classical music, mixed with Irish songs and Norwegian Yoiks was lovely.

Visited March 2013
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Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“quite unspectacular landmark”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

I enjoyed the cathedrals exterior looking-out. It fits perfectly in the scenery with snowy mountains around the city of Tromsø and is something different to usual churches. However, to pay 40 NOK to enter the church was kind of a brashness! Especially poor because there is really nothing great to see inside. The wall mosaik might be big but I've seen a lot of nicer glass paintings in way smaller churches. It's okay to see the church because it is the landmark of Tromsø but I would never again pay money to enter it.

Visited March 2013
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Houston, Texas
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Expensive and Commercial”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Architecturally this was an interesting site from the outside. To see the inside, you need to pay a high fee. The architecture is as expected on the inside, not worth the fee in my opinion. However, they do have live music performances on weekends for a fee that may make it much more worthwhile.

Visited February 2013
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