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Domkirken (Bergen Cathedral)

Kong Oscargate and Domkirkegate, Bergen, Norway
+47 55 55 20 00
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Plain decoration after the Reformation

Founded in 1181 it's a Lutheran church dedicated to Saint Olaf, Norway's patron saint. Declared... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Mina P
Inverkip, United Kingdom
Beautiful but Expected More

The Bergen Cathedral is beautiful but I was expecting much more. The beauty of the cathedral is... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Bruce H
Brisbane, Australia
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4 Apr 2017
“Plain decoration after the Reformation”
21 Sep 2016
“Beautiful but Expected More”
Kong Oscargate and Domkirkegate, Bergen, Norway
+47 55 55 20 00
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Founded in 1181 it's a Lutheran church dedicated to Saint Olaf, Norway's patron saint. Declared Cathedral in 1537, it has been renovated many times, the last one in 1880 by architects Christian Christie and Peter Andreas Blix. It has the capacity of 1.000 people. The...More

1  Thank Mina P
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The Bergen Cathedral is beautiful but I was expecting much more. The beauty of the cathedral is obviois both on the inside and outside but being the cathedral I was seeking to be absorbed into the scenerity and that was lacking. But that was me...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

People working here are amazing! Check out the columns and the cannonball stuck on the outer wall. Very peaceful spot on my Bergen travels!

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The church is beautiful, both inside and out and carries lots of history. Definitely worth a visit to check it out.

Thank Les L
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I loved the church - it was beautiful inside and out. We went back in the evening for a fantastic concert of Grieg music. Definitely see if you can add that to your itinerary!

Thank Brien A
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Very interesting story about this church: the bullet that was fired by and English canon and is still there on the facade!

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I happened to stop by the Domkirken the morning of St. Lucia Day and saw that they were having a concert that night. Not only did I get to see the inside of the building, but I got to hear it's amazing acoustics and see...More

1  Thank Jernae K
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Beautiful old church, many of Bergen's oldest churches are all within a short walk of one another, and have art & iconography not seen in other parts of Europe. Check opening hours.

Thank Erika B
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The church is quite plain inside, but the stained glass is pretty. There is also a large pipe organ. There are old gravestones on the grounds, which are interesting. Worth popping in for five minutes.

Thank amcombe
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Pleasant church in the centre of town - look out for the cannonball in the wall outside, courtesy of British privateers! Worth a visit if you're passing.

Thank Soozee
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Hi, can you let me know what is the schedule of Masses at the Bergen Cathedral? I will be in Bergen from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, 2015 and would like to attend mass.
13 August 2015|
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