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Stavanger Cathedral

Haakon Viis gate 2 | Stavanger, Stavanger 4005, Norway
+47 51 53 96 50
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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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Haakon Viis gate 2 | Stavanger, Stavanger 4005, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral is a building you will not miss as it is central to the main town and has the local park with pond. It has a long history which they are trying to maintain through renovation work.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Originally a Catholic cathedral in 1125 it has seen many changes. Definitely worth the visit when it is open.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

A amazing Cathedral in Stavanger, Norway, raised in year 1125. Located in downtown Stavanger and you can`t miss seeing the Cathedral wherever you are. Only one thing which is a bit negative: The Cathedral is more or less covered with some scaffoldings due to maintenance,...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Another on the “to visit list” , my late mother loved visiting churches and this one with its stunning architecture outside and especially in would have been a winner in her eyes . Its a iconic Stavanger Cathedral and well worth a visit .😘🙏😇

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

It was closed when I went but it is beautiful from outside! It is next to a lake and the scenario during winter is bucolic and romantic.

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Reviewed 5 December 2017 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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Casper40
11 April 2018|
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Response from fmck49 | Reviewed this property |
It’s a working Cathedral so I imagine it’s open all the time.
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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
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13 August 2015|
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It costs 30 NOK to enter during the summer season, and the tower isn't open for visitors
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