Stortorvet
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  • Stortinget • 3 min walk
  • Jernbanetorget • 5 min walk

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Brian D
Denver, CO2,393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A great place to stop if you want some fresh flowers, fresh vegetables and fruit or just to people watch. You can't miss it because there is a big statue of Christian IV. This square has been open for business since the 17th century. Don't miss out on the incredible strawberries!
Written 10 October 2022
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The square in front of the cathedral. Not very big, surrounded by old buildings. I found here a souvenir shop. Otherwise, nothing to remember...
Written 6 June 2022
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Harmony4
Oslo, Norway35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Electric Wheelchair trip from Stortorvet to Torshov - 6-8 km each way. Beautiful spring day. There is a marked bicycle path - most of the time about 8 meters wide on smooth, flat surface, with almost no vehicle traffic... (I went a late Friday afternoon). It starts at Stortorvet and takes you across Akers elva (river) and up through the old part of town, (Grønnerløkka) past parks with huge old trees, and along the Akers river valley in Torshov - very close to Mathallen if you want to detour there (open food hall). I took it all the way to what we call Soria Moria which is a landmark (cinema/theatre) in the northern part of Torshov.. just west of the Torshov valley. Although I have done this trip hundreds of times in my youth, I hadn't done it after the bike part was put in, and I had never done it in my electric wheelchair. So liberating and lots of eclectic places along the way to explore if you want to do that, and lots of cafes and restaurants. The actual going back and forth took me 1 hour each way - I was meeting someone so went at 8 - 10km/hr.
Written 8 June 2020
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Pandamedic
Lichfield, UK5,669 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We walked through here after stopping at a nearby coffee shop. There really wasn't anything in the square when we visited, like stalls. Just lots of people walking on by.
Written 10 January 2020
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mWrite
Helsinki, Finland1,367 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Oslo city was rebuilt by the Danish & Norway King Christian IV, who lived 1577-1624. The Square has statue of him, pointing finger down: "here it shall be". Old Oslo had been destroyed by a fire and new city was moved bit.
Other sights close by are the Cathedral, shopping center and Karl Johans Gate.
Written 7 September 2019
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31HomeGames
Charlotte, NC1,488 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This square once was a major marketplace in central Oslo. It’s now a relatively peaceful square housing a seasonal flower and produce market. There is a statue of King Christian IV in the center. The square is bounded by Oslo Cathedral on one side and the huge GlasMagasinet department store on another. Pleasant enough but I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit.
Written 17 June 2019
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Lina M
Durham, NC124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
I needed some flowers for a hostess gift, and this small, tented flower seller had just the thing - gorgeous red chrysanthemums that were fresh and very saturated color. My hostess LOVED them! Very extensive selection of flowers, considering the time of year.
Written 20 March 2019
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Tony C
Vero Beach, FL6,704 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
This market area near the Oslo Cathedral. This is the old market place of Oslo. Fresh flowers and vegetable market in the center of the city. Open area stalls and tents availed to the tourists and locals. Convenient shopping. Worth a visit. In the middle of the square of Christian IV. Also adjacent to the largest department store in Oslo.
Written 4 August 2018
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Stortorvet is located in front of Oslo Cathedral. In summer there is a market with flowers, fruit, and vegetables.

In the middle of the square, is a statue of King Christian IV. The department store GlasMagasinet, opened in 1899, is also located here.
Written 29 July 2018
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SupEvan
Norway374 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
A very spacey and open area with lots of flowers and vegetables, really nice place to just take a stroll as well.
Written 9 July 2018
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