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Fantoft Stavkirke

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Address: Paradis, Bergen, Norway
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Wonderful old wooden church

If you are on a tour, this will likely be a stop. If you are on your own, it is interesting to see, but the distance needed to travel there may be a negative. You can only see... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Colleyville, Texas
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's in the outskirts of Bergen.. One needs to take the tram to reach.. It's pretty long walk from the tram station to the church. Just ask someone for the directions.. Once you reach the base of the hill, the walk up is steep through a narrow path. One can spend maximum half an hour . To get inside one... More 

Thank somam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

beautiful church but too small. recommend to visit on your way out of town as it is not much to do but take a few pics

Thank Sarahy W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little church was a truly magical place and it's definitely worth a visit. We took a tram from Bergen and then a 10 minute walk to find a wooded area where the church is. I'd never seen this style of church before but it was very interesting and you could even have a look inside. There was a toilet... More 

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Barcelona, Venezuela
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Beautiful construction and impressive details made by hand. Founded in 1150 and although destroyed, later rebuilt and changed of place. It is a gem not to be forgotten.

1 Thank leoper2017
Bergen, Norway
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17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The Stave Churches dominated church architecture in Norway from the moment Christianity was introduced approx. 1000 AD and throughout the remaining Viking period uptil 1066AD. Stave church means that we in this form of roof-construction have veritcal pillars that carry the entire roof, a means of building houses that came in the Bronze period (from 1800 BC) where longhouses were... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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711 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

If you have a couple of hours to spare I would highly recommend taking the metro and stopping by to see this church. It's located in a creepy entrance of a park and the small church seems to appear out of nowhere when you get to it. The church is an excellent reconstruction of the original after a black metal... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

If you are on a tour, this will likely be a stop. If you are on your own, it is interesting to see, but the distance needed to travel there may be a negative. You can only see it from the outside, with no inside viewing opportunity.

1 Thank HRIII
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

OMG, impressive, please go, one of the last standing churches in the whole Norway. They close Sept 30th, make sure you check their website first, you can buy some souvenirs and walk inside and take pics. I loved it and recommend it. little tricky getting there but with Iphone or GPS you'll get there

2 Thank marynyc2015
Copenhagen, Denmark
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54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The outdoors were ok, the inside was not great but ok! The park around it is very nice to have a walk.

Thank Roberto C
Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We took the light rail for around 20 min. from downtown. As you get of the station, it takes another 20 min to walk uphill to a forest and you will see this extraordinary building.

1 Thank Alvin F

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