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“Amazing Pulpit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Stavanger Cathedral

Stavanger Cathedral
Ranked #10 of 90 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.
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“Amazing Pulpit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

This cathedral is in the heart of the town and the pulpit inside is a must see. Considering it was made circa 1658 it is something else. Ok it's not the sistine chapel but if you're in town then take a little time to appreciate this cathedral. Free to get in and just a nice place to sit with your thoughts for a while.

Visited February 2014
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“Oldest cathedral in Norway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

When you see this church, keep in mind it was built in the early 1100s! How they built such a beautiful building way back then boggles the mind. It's right in the center of Stavanger near the harbor so it's hard to miss.

Visited November 2013
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“Old architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited January 2014
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“Striking cathedral in Stavanger Norway”
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited July 2013
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“Stavanger Cathedral”
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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