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Address: Haakon Viis gate 2 | Stavanger, Stavanger 4005, Norway
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According to tradition the cathedral was built in the year 1125, after...

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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Impressive building in the city center. Close to the railway station, harbor and old town. You can not miss being in Stavanger.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Impressive building in the city center. Close to the railway station, harbor and old town. You can not miss being in Stavanger.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are walking around the harbor, this is a must see. Very much worth walking in and taking a look. Very old.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely cathedral built in the style of Winchester cathedral and must be one of the oldest buildings in Norway. Open with a nominal charge to enter(no mean thing in Norway). It is pretty inside and the pulpit is especially nice. As is the extremely large organ Externally it has some steps up to it at the front but is... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very plain cathedral, but inside is amazing. The pulpit is hand carved and highly decorated, and is beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Yes, it's just another attractive cathedral, but this one seems to have a different atmosphere. Plenty to see and some good displays. Perfectly positioned between the sea and the park.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Very interesting building and church. Everyone very friendly and welcoming. Plenty to see. I really enjoyed my brief visit and would have liked to stay for longer. Interesting history. Easy to find.

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Visiting Stavanger? Then you must visit the Cathedral, it is a lovely Cathedral and in nice wheather you can sit on a bench outside and enjoy the life. The park near by is very nice and you can enjoy Bredevannet with the ducks and swans.

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Charming 1000 year old cathedral offering an escape from the noise and bustle on the harbourside. Christmas services are particularly lovely even if you don't speak norsk. Surrounded by colourful flowers in the Summer and fronting the lake besides which is often to be found arts and crafts displays. The adjacent cobbled square contains a Farmer's market on some days... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This church dating back to the 12th century is so amazingly maintained. We were totally mesmerized by the architecture inside.There is a little ballot to scribble and drop your wish.

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Brande, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is Norway's oldest cathedral and the seat of the Bishop of Stavanger who leads the Diocese of Stavanger. It is located in the centre of the city, beside the harbour and a park. Lots of open area around with places to eat. Spend a quiet lazy evening here and soak in the sights and sounds of the city.

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