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Address: Nyveg 3 A, 3840, Norway
Phone Number:
+47 35 05 04 00
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The church was built in the romanesque style at some time in the 12th...

The church was built in the romanesque style at some time in the 12th century. It is dedicated to St Olav. On the north-west corner of the church a face has been hewn. This, according to legend, represents the saint king. Another legend says that the church was built by a goblin. When the building was complete the goblin fell to his death. To this day no grass grows on the spot where he fell. The church has an altarpiece from 1588 and a font from the 17th century. Under the direction of the Inspector of Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings an extensive restoration was carried out which was completed in 1972.

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Cool old church and grave site

Some friends and I decided to take a walk after dinner and found this old church. There is some awesome woodwork on this church preserved with Pine Tar or maybe a modern day... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jon w
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Ossining, New York
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Ossining, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some friends and I decided to take a walk after dinner and found this old church. There is some awesome woodwork on this church preserved with Pine Tar or maybe a modern day equivalent. It reminded me of the stave church but with the main building being stone/stucco. Pretty impressive site and beautifully maintained.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Just out of the town center lies this old church from around 1100 AD. It's worth while having a stop to view this little church which which is regularly in use also today. As a curiosity, also check out the big stone that was once lifted by Sterke-Knut. Knut must have been an extremely strong man!

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

I took way too many photos of this picturesque red roofed church surrounded by an old graveyard. The church wasn't opened but we enjoyed the lovely views and the peaceful atmosphere.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

If you want to go to church and experience something different this is the one. A beautiful old church. The denomination is the Norwegian state church, Lutheran with bells and whistles that go with that, I often attend this service when in Norway. The setting is superb with beautifully kept graves - gravestones surround the church wall to wall. Huge... More 

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