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Address: Haakon Viis gate 2 | Stavanger, Stavanger 4005, Norway
Phone Number: +47 51 84 04 00

According to tradition the cathedral was built in the year 1125, after...

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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Spend an evening in the vicinity

This is Norway's oldest cathedral and the seat of the Bishop of Stavanger who leads the Diocese of Stavanger. It is located in the centre of the city, beside the harbour and a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
Brande, Denmark
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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Charming 1000 year old cathedral offering an escape from the noise and bustle on the harbourside. Christmas services are particularly lovely even if you don't speak norsk. Surrounded by colourful flowers in the Summer and fronting the lake besides which is often to be found arts and crafts displays. The adjacent cobbled square contains a Farmer's market on some days... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church dating back to the 12th century is so amazingly maintained. We were totally mesmerized by the architecture inside.There is a little ballot to scribble and drop your wish.

Thank SunilP86
Brande, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is Norway's oldest cathedral and the seat of the Bishop of Stavanger who leads the Diocese of Stavanger. It is located in the centre of the city, beside the harbour and a park. Lots of open area around with places to eat. Spend a quiet lazy evening here and soak in the sights and sounds of the city.

Thank RadhikaPrabhu
Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

When you visit Stavanger you have a lot of churches to visit but this is one of the best to see! Now is still in restoration so you cannot visit 100% but is still a nice visit to see the arquitecture and the colour glasses in the windows.

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St Germans , Cornwall
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Much of the original 12th century church remain intact with striking similarities to Winchester and St Germans in Cornwall. Well worth a visit if you enjoy a walk around the historic sites of Stavanger

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Set in the centre of Stavanger, this Cathedral was built in the Norman style and has remained largely unaltered. Well worth visiting for the ornate wooden pulpit and five epitaphs carved by the Scot Andrew Lawrenceson Smith, and to hear the magnificent organ...

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Traralgon, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

While enjoying a nice walk around Stavanger we came upon the Cathedral not far from the harbour and in a lovely park area . A lovely stone building which we learnt was finished about 1150 so it is very old and sure could tell some historic tales . Apparently it is Norways oldest Cathedral and was started by Bishop Reinald... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

its a nice big cathedral located near the harbour and in the heart of city. there is a nice park near it and a nice place to take some cool pic. the harbour is near so u can get plenty of places to eat. u will love to sit here and enjoy the sights and sounds.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is a beautiful cathedral, very different from the ones in England. The stained glass window is in pastel shades and very pretty. This is not open all day, but there is plenty to look at in the locality. There is a lovely lake with a fountain nearby and the market was on the day that we visited.

Thank Maxine C
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Great to photograph ! The cathedral is centrally located you won't miss it while in Stavanger. I also recommend a stroll to the park near the cathedral you will find great spots to spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying people watch.

Thank Taymi M

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