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“Old architecture”

Stavanger Cathedral
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Ranked #9 of 98 things to do in Stavanger
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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 6, 2014

Beautiful old church situated in the middle of town, a great place for a holiday photo with the family or alone.

Thank UnknownViking
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Stavanger Cathedral is located in the heart of the city center and what a striking Gothic cathedral it is. Wonderful hand carved wooden epitaphs. Don't miss!

Thank Ronald G
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Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful pulpit - windows could be kept better to allow the light to come in and the colours to show. Overall nice. Beautiful stone work and little explanations every here and there.

Thank Axel D
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

As it is in the middle of the city, close to the harbour, it is easy to go to and is worth to have a look at if you are in the area.

Thank Caroline R
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We were in Stavanger as a cruise port visit. Just a few blocks from the cruise ship terminal we found the cathedral facing a small lake called Breiavatnet,

There is no fee for visiting the cathedral with its gothic features. As we walked around the church, we admired the wonderful hand carved wooden epitaphs. They were made by Andrew Smith of Scotland for 5 prominent church members in the 1600's.

Do take the time to visit the church if you are in town.

3  Thank ct-cruisers
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