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Oslo's bustling main street is filled with shops and cafes.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“royal palace” (140 reviews)
“lots of shops” (21 reviews)
Karl Johans Gate, Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Strolled up this road along various restaurants to the palace. Lovely views from the castle over the city.

Thank Belinda B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the "heart" of Oslo city, the main area where bustling activities can be found. Shopping, dinning, visiting cultural, political and art institutions are all within reach and very accessible. The city is well connected and easy to move from one place to another....More

Thank ZfyEd
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On this main boulevard, named in honour of King Charles III John, we found shopping centres, hotels, stores, cafes, bars, clubs and many attractions. It pulsed with activity and connected Central Station to the Royal Palace. On the crest of the hill which is halfway...More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ordinary shopping street with average retail establishments along it, its main attribute is as a pathway to other things. The side streets do have a smattering of the typical up-scale shopping. It is a useful connector from the central train station to the University, the...More

Thank TiburonTony
Reviewed 5 days ago

many well renovated buildings along the street the building from Freya is under renovation right now. but the chocolate shop on the other side is open! important info for chocoholics :-)

Thank Fran R
Reviewed 6 days ago

This wide mall takes you from the station to the Palace on high and is a must do in Oslo. So many things to take in along the way including the spectacular looking parliament house. There are water fountains and gardens lining the walk as...More

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to walk, eat and shop! It was a beautiful sunny warm day and I think everyone in Oslo was here. Including lots of kids playing in the fountains. Nice cultural experience. Love all the flowers!!

Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Oslo, we walked down Karl Johans gate, the main street in Oslo. There were many nice stores to shop for clothes and also many restaurants, coffee shops, etc. The park is right there as well. We were surprised not to find many "gift...More

Thank TarheelTravelGSO
Reviewed 1 week ago

whole street and buildings near by. you can find here a lot of beautiful buildings, nice green spots, fountains, restaurants and shops

Thank Andrei R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Prior to visiting Oslo we had been told that this was the principal street in the city and it contained a mixture of important buildings, shops, both small and grand, and many cafes and restaurants. A good place to start any visit to Oslo.

Thank Brucestewart
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