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Real History in the heart of Oslo

This ruin is all that can be seen of a fine old Church and it'd monastery. Fortunately the base... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Sailor S
St Olav Monastery & St Hallvard Cathedral

In this small park you can find the foundation stones of some buildings from Oslo's medieval past... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2014
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12 Jul 2018
“Real History in the heart of Oslo”
19 Jan 2017
“Not worth it”
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Ruins of monastery, churches and part of medieval city
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Middelalderparken 0150, Oslo 192, Norway
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

This ruin is all that can be seen of a fine old Church and it'd monastery. Fortunately the base stones have been preserved so that you can glean a feeling of the buildings. The Church still in use in the town is thought to be...More

Thank Sailor S
Reviewed 19 January 2017

There's no point visiting this on holiday. There's nothing to see, no information or history behind it. Your best clue is to google it. You'll learn a lot more. But the surrounding pak is nice for a walk in the summer.

Thank Mikeair80
Reviewed 9 November 2014

All the ruins are renovated these days, and it looks like a construction place... Anyway, it wouldn't have been much more interesting if it wasn't. If you want to witness nicer ruins, St. Olav Church (Olavskirken) is about a 10 minute walk away from the...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

In this small park you can find the foundation stones of some buildings from Oslo's medieval past. Here you can see remains of St Olav's Monastery from 1216, some wooden timbers mark where cloisters once stood. There are also the remains of Olso's first cathedral....More

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Reviewed 3 September 2012

It all depends on when you visit the park. When I visited last summer it was a sunny but strangely quiet day, particularly in view of the fact that Norway Cup was taking place at the time and everywhere else seemed packed with teenagers. On...More

Thank Helga Marie S
Reviewed 14 May 2012

Just don't ruin the ruins ;-) It's quite close to some big roads though, sadly, although I can't really remember them irritating me too much. Must've had a too good time every time I was there. It's not fun for looking, but rather for sitting.

Thank Odin O
Reviewed 11 May 2012

This park is located at Oslo's birth place, beneath Ekebergåsen. In recent years it has been opened up for the general audience, and is now part of a very attractive green space area including also a water pond where it is possible to have a...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 7 May 2012

Sorry but I am afraid Norway will "loose" these fantastic historical ruins if they do not take more care. Øyafestivalen (Musical festival) at these premises? What? Besides it could have been much more information about the history behind.

Thank 4711Gram
Reviewed 1 February 2012

About one thousand years ago, culture came to Norway in the form of the catholic church and they started making buildings of stone. The ruins of some of them can be seen in this area. Maybe a good guide could bring them to life, but...More

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