The University Aula
The University Aula
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Sentrum
How to get there
  • Nationaltheatret • 3 min walk
  • Stortinget • 6 min walk
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Boyd J
Maleny, Australia1,746 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We wandered in by chance, looking for the University Historical Museum (around the corner as it transpires) and found the most brilliant mural by Edvard Munch. There are tours available (free) and I would recommend participating. The history of the beautiful hall and the murals are fascinating. Munch's mural "The Sun" is second only to "The Scream", in my opinion. What a treasure!
Written 12 September 2023
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BalkrishnaShroff
Mumbai, India23,837 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The Univercity Aula building is an excellent piece of architecture. It is located at famous Karl Johans Gate. Nowdays it's a Law Univercity. Many concerts and festivals are held here.
Worth seeing...
Written 11 August 2023
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permia
Ireland63,041 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A beautiful edifice on the grand avenue, it was the first University in Norway, a development that King Frederick VI of Denmark was finally persuaded to concede.

In Neo-Classical style with four Ionic columns and a pediment containing classically themed sculptures, it is a stately sight.

Its foremost artistic feature within is the series of 11 painting by Edvard Munch around the hall’s walls.

Today it is mostly used for concerts and ceremonies.
Written 15 June 2022
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Mark D
Melbourne, Australia694 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Beautiful old building I especially likes the patterns in the court yard stones nice to look at if you are in the area.
Written 31 January 2020
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX7,051 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This is the main aula of the University and by now it serves mostly the faulty of Law, since most other faculties have moved to newer quarters. It is located in the heart of the neoclassical building facing University square and Karl Johann Gate. It conserves 11 of Edvard Much's original paintings, the only ones that remain in their original location. The aula serves for all major university events, but also for festivals and concerts. This was the place where the Nobel Peace Prize was given before it was transferred to City Hall. It is open to the public the first Saturday of the month, of most but not all months, so check on ahead of time.
Written 25 August 2019
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Vicky P
Tallinn, Estonia1,576 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
This is most probably the paramount of my cultural experiences in Oslo counting the fact that my visit to the art museum was far from ideal. Nevertheless, the beautuful murals by Munch, all with a very particular philosophic idea, amazing New Year Concert by the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and a fantastic soprano Kate Royal truly brightened my 24 hours which have already be filled by a supurb singer/showman John Murphy at the Irish Pub called the Mulligan's, some very cosy jazz at the Grand Cafe, the not so hard Rock at Hard Rock Cafe, all pretty much only a five minute walk to the Aula.
Written 6 January 2019
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Panagiotis K
Mytilene, Greece372 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
It’s impossible to don’t see this building in the heart of Oslo. One of the most beautiful buildings in Oslo for me. You can see the Greek architecture inspirationz
Written 16 September 2018
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
The University Aula is located in the middle building of the old campus. It is a place for festive events, concerts, and art.

The 11 oil paintings that cover the walls are the only decorations by Edvard Munch that can still be viewed in their original context.

The Aula is open for public only on the first Saturday of the month 12:00-15:00, but not in every month. Check the dates from their website.
Written 23 July 2018
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Brooklynite_Abroad
New York City, NY2,905 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
These three grandiose university buildings are along Karl Johans gate, to your right as you approach the Royal Palace (Slottet). They are beautiful and deserve a quick looks.
Written 31 May 2018
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Oslo Adventures
Oslo, Norway310 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
The whole of the Aula is filled with ball murials. Worth a visit to see some real Munk paintings in a quiet environment. This is also where they used to give out the peace prize years ago
Written 19 January 2017
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