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Oslo's bustling main street is filled with shops and cafes.
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  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
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“royal palace” (148 reviews)
“lots of shops” (21 reviews)
Karl Johans Gate, Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed yesterday

This pedestrian shopping area basically runs from the train station to the palace. We enjoyed shopping, dining and watching street performers. There are some nice sculptures, a pretty park and some historical sites along the way too.

Thank davidpD2048ZE
Reviewed 3 days ago

So many wonderful parks with interesting sculptures with Parliament at one end and the National Theater and Royal Palace at the other. Be sure to take in free Saturday tours of the Parliament.

Thank JudyTroy_NY
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stroll stroll and then have some coffee. Great street in Oslo to just have a lot of fun and relax. Shops. Coffee. Bars. Tea. It's all there.

Thank seetheworld010
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a really nice strolling avenue with shops, restaurants, hotels, street performers and lots more. The street begins at the Central (train) Station and continues northwest all the way to the Royal Palace. This journey might take 30 - 40 minutes.

Thank 493Ron
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Some nice places to see along the way such as the Royal Palace, the Stortinget (Parliament) and the cathedral. A lot of very nice (read expensive) shops all along.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been here in many weathers & at many times but most recently, sunshine! (Though it was equally great in snow) We were here 2 weeks ago around 8pm when it was still light and then again around midnight when it was a little darker....More

Thank rachadoodle
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice shops and with some luck you will spot nice artists performing on the street. Watch out for people who seemed to bee poor.

Thank BramHellevoetsluis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in Oslo for the day on a cruise, we walked down Karl Johan's gate & saw the parliament building & the royal palace, we sat in a bar here & enjoyed people watching, we later ordered some food in a nearby restaurant, it's...More

Thank Sammy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The main street in the city. Full of terraces, restaurants, bars, hotels, park, fountain, cafés, shopping center. Very busy and lively street. Most of the restaurants are not so good but it is a nice area to have a drink at the terrace or go...More

Thank AriHelsinki
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, lively street with many pubs. Good for people watching, almost as good as Holland. Nice for a walk, beer, food...especially if and when Sun shows up too!

Thank drpetr68
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