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“Beautiful Cathredal”

Stavanger Cathedral
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Owner description: According to tradition the cathedral was built in the year 1125, after Sigurd Jorsalfarer named Stavanger as a cathedral city. Bishop Reinald of Winchester was responsible for its construction. The church was built in Anglo-Norman style, probably by English craftsmen. The church' patron saint is St. Svithun, and it is reputed that his arm was one of the church' original relics. In 1272 the cathedral was damaged by fire, after which it received a new chancel built in the Gothic style. Stavanger Cathedral is the only Norwegian cathedral from the Middle Ages that has retained its original appearance and been in constant use. Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11am-7pm, June-Aug. Tue-Thurs and Sat 11am-4pm, Sept-May, closed Mon and Fri. High Mass every Sunday at 11am. Morning Mass in the Bishop's Chapel every Wednesday at 8am Thursdays 11.15-11.45. Thursday Mass.
Reviewed January 23, 2013

In the middle of the little city centre is this majestic looking cathedral. You don't have to be religious to want to go inside. It's stunning and humbling, and has lots of history. Worth to check out.

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

I was visiting the Chatedral last weekend while I was in Stavanger. It was a peaceful atmosphere, and so much history in it's walls. It's a impressive peace of woodwork inside the chatedral. But the colourful window were taking most of my attention while I was there. That was amazing! It's worth a visit.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Whether you have a faith or not you cannot fail to appreciate this wonderful building with its fine detailled interior and ambience. Spend a while contemplating and leave relaxed and up lifted having travelled back through time and back to today. The park behind the building just finishes off yhe experience.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Visited back in July when the Q.E docked there,the Cathedral is in easy walking distance of the harbour and when we got back to the UK was surprised to find it wasnt listed on Tripadvisor so asked them 3 times to do it and at last can comment.

Easy to spot as it stands in an open space. Strangely its history owes much to the UK influence , I suppose a carryover from the Viking era, its first Bishop was from Winchester and renovation work after a fire was carried out by craftsmen from England. However the really striking work in the Cathedral - the pulpit and the hugh wooden carvings in memory of important Stavanger families were done by a Scottish artist , Andrew Smith, very impressive. However these are not the only attractions of the Cathedral as various Norwegian artists and craftsmen have added work in the last 100 years.

The overall effect is very attractive and peaceful with much to enjoy. It remains primarily a place of worship not a tourist hellhole a la Majorca's Cathedral which we visited last week . We spent just over an hour admiring and meditating in it.

You buy tickets at a little kiosk at the foot of the steps leading to the entrance of the Cathedral , make sure you get a leaflet ( there are no guided tours you are on your own ).

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

We were in Stavanger on a Sunday and found it was only closed during services, so we managed to visit it in the afternoon. We were very impressed by the amazing and coiourful wood carvings which had been created by a Scottish craftsman, Andrew Smith in the 17th century. The lightfittings dating from the 1920's are also unusual and attractive.

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