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Stavanger Cathedral

Haakon Viis gate 2 | Stavanger, Stavanger 4005, Norway
+47 51 53 96 50
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Under construction

It appears to have great architecture but they are working on one side so it’s covered. It’s near... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lafayette, Louisiana
via mobile
busy cathedral

we visited during a busy day or else its always very busy. A small donation to enter and the walk... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Gareth W
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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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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“stained glass” (12 reviews)
“wood carvings” (7 reviews)
“small fee” (5 reviews)
Haakon Viis gate 2 | Stavanger, Stavanger 4005, Norway
+47 51 53 96 50
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It appears to have great architecture but they are working on one side so it’s covered. It’s near the harbor and worth the walk.

Thank CajunJace
Reviewed 12 November 2017

we visited during a busy day or else its always very busy. A small donation to enter and the walk round is worth it. the Pulpit was hadn't carved by a brit who went to Norway several hundred years ago, it is covered in art...More

Thank Gareth W
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We’d seen so many beautiful churches by the time we stepped in here that maybe we were bound to be disappointed. It’s quite plain and there’s very little to see. It’s interesting for being so old but that was about it for us.

Thank fmck49
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I was in stavanger for couple of days. The cathedral was under renovation but it was so beautiful. Totally recommend it

Thank Neto T
Reviewed 4 October 2017

It's medieval foundation dates back to the 1100's; subsequent revisions after natural disasters resulted in revisions of a more modern character. There is a fee to enter and it is tricky to figure out how and where that works. Go to the Tourist Information to...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I almost didn't go into this cathedral but I am so glad I did. It was really beautiful in there and it smelled so old. Everyone talks about the pulpit and it is quite spectacular but I find that kind of thing a bit off...More

Thank mudskippa
Reviewed 25 September 2017

From the 12th century! The carved wooden Pulpit is exquisite! Unfortunately, the stained glass windows were being repaired and restored so we were not able to see them. ( but we did see a picture of what they will look like when finished and I...More

Thank Jzjsolo
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

On our visit to Stavanger sought out the Cathedral to visit not because of religious interest - purely historical interest. Unfortunately for some reason the doors were locked shut.

Thank Vada
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

The cathedral is just a short stroll from where the cruise ships dock. There is a small entrance fee but it is well worth the money. There is lots of information around the church in English which is worth reading but it's an amazing place...More

Thank JIP2013
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

It is very interesting to visit the cathedral in Stavanger. It has the old design and well maintained. I liked the bell sound every hour.

Thank Bandar A
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Russ H
25 July 2017|
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Response from Lindagreenacre | Reviewed this property |
We visited in June and definitely had to pay to enter. There was no getting past the staff on the door. I think it worked out at about £3.00. each. It was a Sunday afternoon and as far as I remember, entry in the morning... More
13 August 2015|
Response from Anette S |
It costs 30 NOK to enter during the summer season, and the tower isn't open for visitors
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