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Aalesund Church

Aspegata, Alesund 6004, Norway
+47 70 16 53 00
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Wonderful building

Visited here recently this is a lovely peaceful church well worth a visit. Lovely stained glass... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ian239
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Henfield, United Kingdom
Peaceful Church & Interesting Cemetery

Entrance fee is required. You are welcome to take pictures in this church unlike some in Norway. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bill S
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Grayslake, Illinois
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The first church that was built where alesund Church lies today, was designed by Heinrich Schrimer, and constructed in 1854. This church was damaged in the Town Fire in 1904, even though it was built in brick. The present alesund Church was designed by Sverre Knudsen, and the first stone was laid down by King Haakon the 7th in July 1906. The church was inaugurated in 1909, and was built in concrete, and dressed with marble from Northern More. The frescoes and beautiful stained glass windows were made by Martin Enevold Thomt and Oddvar Straume, and the glass gable windows behind the organ were a gift from the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. The font is made from Italian marble, and the church has got three bells of various sizes. The organ has got 64 tunes, and is one of the largest in Norway. The church is usualy closed on monday and saturday, unless there is a cruise ship in town. Except under wedding ceremonies. Also, the church is closed for tourist before and during funerals.
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Aspegata, Alesund 6004, Norway
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here recently this is a lovely peaceful church well worth a visit. Lovely stained glass windows with a beautiful model church hanging over the main aisle.

Thank ian239
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Entrance fee is required. You are welcome to take pictures in this church unlike some in Norway. It is interesting inside and immediately adjacent to it is a cemeto that you can stroll through.

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This Norwegian cathedral is awe inspiring. When I visited there was a violinist practicing with the organist. Tourists walked in and just sat and listened and rested from life's hectic busyness. The stained glass windows given by the German Kaiser are gorgeous. The lights hanging...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

The church is beautiful inside and out with its unusual short, square tower. Look at how they use the space inside, I won’t tell you, go and find out. Also, look for the ship. Like all Norwegian churches there will be a ship somewhere, usually...More

Thank Bob M
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful stone church with great stain glass windows. Do need to pay to go inside. Art nouveau style. Graveyard has the expected older monuments as well as many more modern

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Go in and enjoy this Nordic church! Wood, stained glass windows, a ship hanging from the ceiling... it is worth paying the 30 NOK.

Thank AnnaRog
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Very interesting church in art nouvo style. Construction is also unusual. Combination of eood and concrete.

Thank _adjukic
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Aalesund is a great town to walk around in. Take some time to explore the neighborhoods and schools. While you're at it, get a good map from the visitor's center and check out this wonderful church. Aalesund has such a lovely little community of locals...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

A church well worth a visit and one to be treasured. This is a lovely building, don't miss the outside, with some wonderful art. The paintings around the alter are exceptional, as are the stained glass windows. Look out for the ship hanging above the...More

1  Thank Roger T
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

A trip to Aalesund is enhanced by a visit to this church, whose impressive Nordic architecture is well preserved and beautiful to see and enjoy.

Thank GregWB1955
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Response from Neil03091947 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on which place you are docking, max walking time, only 10 minutes, but normally 5 minutes. Enjoy.
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