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Borgund Church

Borgundgavlen 51, Alesund 6015, Norway
+47 70 16 53 41
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Beautiful.

A beautiful church with superbly kept graveyard. All were decorated with flowers and headstones... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
Smitwaa
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Skala, Greece
visited on a visit to Alesund

This is a very pretty church and super well kept cemetery. The grounds are immaculate and the... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2016
Linda M
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Borgund Church is situated in the old trading community Borgundkaupangen, and is partially built on the remains of the old St. Peter's Church from the 12th century. Most parts of today's church are from 1904, with lovely carvings by Nicolai Mejdel og Hans Johannessen. Borgund Church can seat 650 people. The church was reconstructed after a fire in 1904, but they chose to keep the roman style. Parts of the church originate from the St. Peter's Church, which was built in the 12th century. There was several extentions made between 1632 -1868. Notice the beautiful carved interior, made by Nicolai Mejdel and HansJohannessen, Lars Kinsarvik, Lerdal, Johansen and Johannes Rykken. Study the stone altar from the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages, the trading community in Borgundkaupangen had three churches, and hidden under the ground on the way to Borgund Animal Club, lies the remains of a marble church, Kirstkyrkja. This has probably been a cathedral. Several burial mounds from the Middle Ages have also been discovered in the area around Katevagen. When arranged visits at Borgund church are requested, please contact the church office in advance to make an appointment. This in order to avoid funerals, weddings etc.
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13 Aug 2016
“Beautiful.”
18 May 2016
“visited on a visit to Alesund”
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Borgundgavlen 51, Alesund 6015, Norway
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

A beautiful church with superbly kept graveyard. All were decorated with flowers and headstones kept immaculately clean. There are benches placed around it and I found it a very peaceful place to sit and think for a while.

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a very pretty church and super well kept cemetery. The grounds are immaculate and the church is small and very cute. This is the third time I have visited here and it doesn't change at all. Well worth a visit, very pretty and...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 8 October 2015

We visited this church as part of a cruise ship excursion. Unfortunately, we could not enter the church - apparently it is not open on Saturdays - but we did walk around the exterior and the extensive graveyard. Visiting the church and graveyard has historic...More

1  Thank practans
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We had high expectations when we visited this stave church. Our expectations were exceeded. The workmanship is beautiful and the design reminds of the vikings ship that once roamed the area. We were unable to enter the building, but the outside of this all wood...More

2  Thank Starlawyer
Reviewed 28 April 2015

The first time I visited Borgund Kirke, was on a summers evening. When we walked into the church, there was a choir singing, so we sat up the back and soaked in the moment. The church features beautiful rounded ceilings which are start white in...More

3  Thank estherdonnelly
Reviewed 24 August 2014

For us it was nothing unusual or exceptional... but its overall great to see how all the things have been rebuilt after the destruction in fire in early 19th century...

1  Thank Nins_12
Reviewed 3 June 2013

What a trip back to the Middle Ages! Well preserved and unchanged, and with unique construction. There are only 29 of these churches left in Norway and this is supposed to be the least changed and most "authentic."

2  Thank karena1953
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