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Address: Akersbakken 26, Oslo 0172, Norway
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+47 23 62 91 20
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Oslo's oldest church, dating to 1100 AD.

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Beautiful Church

This is the oldest building in Oslo. This ancient church is about 800 years old. The grounds are beautiful. We could not go inside as the doors were locked. Very little... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
TravelingDeacon
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Dothan, Alabama
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the oldest building in Oslo. This ancient church is about 800 years old. The grounds are beautiful. We could not go inside as the doors were locked. Very little information on when you can tour the interior of the church.

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Thank TravelingDeacon
Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

This church gets a lift because of the area it's in. Take a walk through the communal gardans and grave yards. The church is a nice small stone church that you can easily viisit during the summer.

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Thank Mikeair80
Alice Springs, Australia
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

This church is off the beaten track, however well worth the effort. With limited opening hours, if you want to view the interior of the church, you should check before you go. The history of the church dates back to approximately 1150, is built of limestone and features well preserved paintings and stained glass. The cemetery behind the church is... More 

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1 Thank PnsFla
Ottawa
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

This church is the oldest existing building in Oslo. It has an air of old fortress, it isn't always open so it is better to check not to do the trip for nothing. It has a nice graveyard and beautiful walls.

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1 Thank thor2705
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

I found it by mistake, i was actually follow the map showing an area with 'Old wooden houses" and the road through that beautiful area that led me straight to it. The church itself has no very much to offer, old castle looking building, simple but robust, the age makes sit special but its setting, the surroundings and the cemetery... More 

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5 Thank aquauomo
Billericay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

This beautiful old church is off the beaten track in Oslo but is worth finding as it is a little gem!

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1 Thank LizP18
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

This church was quite hard to find as it sits at the bottom of a very narrow street that I kept walking past on the main road. You take the No.37 bus from the centre and it stops just a 7-8 minute walk from the church. The church isn't always open so you need to check this before leaving to... More 

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1 Thank jordanellie41
London
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

We could not get inside, but that did not matter. The view of the outside is quite spectacular, set as it is among a series of older buildings in Oslo and on a hill overlooking the city. The entrance looks plain, but on the other side the full majesty of the building is revealed. What is more, there is also... More 

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1 Thank Diomedia
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

This was the first thing we visited after dropping our bags at our nearby apartment. It was a nice walk up the hill to get to the church, although my friends were convinced I was taking us the wrong direction due to how tiny the road along the outside was compared to how it appeared on google maps. The church... More 

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1 Thank Chris B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Worth a visit to the church grounds and the nearby cemetery which contains the graves of some of Norway's most famous inhabitants

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