Stavanger Cathedral
Stavanger Cathedral
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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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chocolate123
Switzerland108 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Why is it in this day and age not possible to publish half way correct opening information on a website? Not interested to have tourists visiting the cathedral?

The information boards outside the church say it is closed till 2023.
The website suggests it is open.

So: It is closed! Very much so. All fenced in, some scaffolding.
Written 22 May 2024
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FiftyFifty5050
Montgomery, UK865 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The oldest Christian building in Norway and, sadly, closed for renovation and although the work was originally due to be finished in December 2023, the Cathedral website is now predicting Spring 2024.

Even from the outside the building is impressive, looking quite compact from the front, but stretching back a long way, into Byparken and with a Cathedral school in the grounds.

We would have loved to go inside, perhaps another day.

The congregation from the Cathedral has moved to St Petri Kirk for the duration of the renovation work, which is well worth a visit - elegant and very beautiful and less than five minutes walk from the Dom Kirk.
Written 17 December 2023
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luke greenwood
Huddersfield, UK218 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
Visited and it was closed but to make it worse, it was completely covered so you couldn’t see anything. The info on the boards outside was good but would have preferred to see the actual cathedral
Written 2 January 2022
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Blyth Resident
Blyth, UK85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Beautiful building. Very beautiful inside. Worth a visit if you are allowed entry during Covid crisis
Written 25 June 2020
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Bergbahnn
Beavercreek, OH350 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If your ship docks in Stavanger take the time to do a 10 minute walk around the end of the harbour and visit the Stavanger Cathedral. It is beautiful! The first thing that strikes you as you enter is the simplicity and grandeur of this old house of worship. I think we are all used to seeing stone floors...this one has old wooden floors! Instead of pews there are rows of wooden chairs. Yet the vaulting of the ceiling is beautiful and the interior is something any stonemason would be proud of today! Outside the view of the harbour is beautiful! Don't miss a chance to see it!
Written 28 March 2020
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Kathrine B
Loveland, CO98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
We were lucky to visit while a rehearsal was going on so we not only got to enjoy the strong architecture and beautiful lighting, but also the acoustics. Recommend enjoying both the inside and the surrounding grounds.
Written 3 February 2020
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kenneth d
Bergen,Norway273 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Not the most interesting place to spend time in. 5min will do. They even charged an entrance fee of 50NOK.
Written 15 November 2019
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Greedyfox01
Farnborough, UK8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Beautiful cathedral , amazing inside and out. Set in a lovely square you can still see parts that were not destoryed by fire several hundred years ago
Written 6 November 2019
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mjshss2
Seaford, DE197 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Cathedral will be celebrating 900 years in 2025, so they will soon be giving it a face lift. Don't know if it will be closed to the public then or not. It is amazing how it has stood this number of years, despite a fire that destroyed it's roof. It is a blend of Gothic and Norman styles. The stained glass windows in the front are Japanese, as the original ones were damaged. New ones will be installed when the Cathedral gets it's face lift.
Written 5 November 2019
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mubarak09
Stavanger, Norway34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
It is in the midle of the city and the only Norwegian cathedral in continuous use since the 1300s. Norway’s best-kept cathedral is located only a stone’s throw from the Stavanger harbour. This is the only cathedral from the Middle Age that has kept its original architecture.Stavanger history is closely connected to this cathedral and it was built in 1125.
Written 27 October 2019
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