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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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"stained glass"
in 12 reviews
"wood carvings"
in 7 reviews
"impressive building"
in 3 reviews
"pipe organ"
in 3 reviews
"nice church"
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"old church"
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"worth a visit"
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"entrance fee"
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"cruise port"
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"located right"
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"pulpit"
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"restoration"
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"carved"
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"harbour"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Crunched for time, we took a look around the Cathedral before heading into the shopping district for just a short time as well. So much to do, and so little time, since our afternoon was taken up by a boat tour to Pulpit Rock. Still...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While walking around Stavanger we come apond the cathedral you can not miss it so high on the sky line. This Cathedral is of gothic style and dates back to around 1125 the wood caved pulpit and the organ were wonderful unfortunately some of the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a bit disappointing that the cathedral will be under renovation, with parts of the famous facade blocked from view. The renovations are in preparation for the church's 900th anniversary. But it's still a sight to see a structure older than most countries. The cathedral...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to catch an organ recital in this graceful 10th century church, complete with harpsichord and choir - just lucky! I’m a bit of a fan of medieval European churches, and this Norwegian medieval has all the elements including inspiring medieval masonry...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking distance from the cruise port. Historic building and free of charge. Definitely worth a visit when in town.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Celebrating its milleniium in existence soon. Beautiful building. Being renovated at the moment. Not open very often but recommend you try on a Sunday

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

This is the oldest cathedral in Norway built in 1150s with gothic style architecture. It is well maintained with beautiful stained glass at the back but unfortunately was under repair at the time of our visit. My only complaint is that there is an entrance...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Construction of the Cathedral started around 1100 and it was finished around 1150. In 1272 the Cathedral was heavily damaged by the city's fire. Lots of paintings and the pulpit was done by Andrew Smith.Today the Cathedral is again undergoing restorations.

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

What more can I say, it's a church with some impressive decorated windows, which unfortunately get broken by the local people quite often, so there are often reparations going on.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely small cathedral right by the harbour, very intricate detail to the pulpit. Well worth going inside, even if you don’t have much time.

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11 April 2018|
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During the summer (june-august) It’s open from 09:00-18:00
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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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It costs 30 NOK to enter during the summer season, and the tower isn't open for visitors
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