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Oslo City Hall (Oslo Radhus)
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Ranked #19 of 404 things to do in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

The exterior is not dull as suggested in previous reviews. It's a classic 1920s art deco building, the door being at the rear and all the fantastic detail above it. Only came here to find the tourist information, but ended up inside and exploring for an hour. The detail in the murals, the marbled decorative flooring, and the retro lighting is a delight to the eyes, and when coupled with many locals dressed in native dress (some historical event going on upstairs with the children) it gave you a fantastic sense of the history of the place.
Oh and before I forget, it's free. In a city where the cost of living/tourism is so high this was a blessing!

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Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

Toured City Hall together with an English speaking guide provided courtesy of Oslo City Hall. The tour started earlier than stated with no announcement whatsoever. We lost abit of the introduction but was suitably impressed by the amount of artwork plastered on the walls. The pictures depicted the artist views which echoed soundly with his countrymen.

Place is convenient to access but the poor attitude towards customer didn't change.

1  Thank Zac C
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Actually my first time inside Oslo City Hall was in my wedding (they have civil ceremonies there one Saturday each month)... And then I went many times to show it to friends visiting Oslo.
I was surprised, mesmerized, taken aback... the inside is huge, colorful and with a huge variety of mural paintings and patterns. In a way the richness of its inside is almost in contradiction with the simple straight lines of its outside architecture... It worth spending some time there...

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Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

This is free to get in entrance is round the back and you enter into the grand hall where the Nobel Prize is awarded which has amazing murals. Upstairs there are some other rooms with fantastic murals the council chamber is amazing

I really loved this place

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Reviewed 15 March 2014

City Hall is well worth checking out. I am not an 'art enthusiast', but I did appreciate the murals in the gigantic main hall. There are write-ups in various areas explaining the pictures, carvings and history. There is a padded bench along one side of the main hall, so it is an interesting area to re-charge your batteries while walking around the city. There is no cost to enter.

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