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“Quaint and pretty”
Review of Old Stavanger

Old Stavanger
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Sightseeing Tour of Stavanger by Segway
Ranked #3 of 101 things to do in Stavanger
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We chose to take a stroll through Old Stavanger later in the evening on a Sunday and it was beautiful. No one else about but the locals. The houses are brilliantly kept, the cobbled streets were charming and just great to take a walk through. It was great to hear they were saved from possible demolishing.

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Cobbled streets, clean and inviting so friendly and colourful.
Outdoor market was so clean and fresh looking.
Adding to the attraction was the fact that there was a beach volleyball international tournament on. Some beautiful bodies on display.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Old Stavanger is just up the hill a bit from the harbor and cruise port. Worth a walk through to see some of the local architecture of Stavanger past. There are narrow cobblestone streets with over 170 wooden buildings dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. There are a few shops but most are residences. After a nice stroll thru we stopped at a harbor side open air café for a drink. A beer was $17 US, a Diet Coke was $9, but they were quite refreshing! Had to be. Stavanger is one of the most expensive cities in which to live in Norway. There was of all things across the way, a Burger King advertising a Texas Rodeo Whopper. We were hungry. But. A Texas Rodeo Whopper with fries and a medium drink was $27 US. I can get a pretty decent prime rib for that in Texas. Guess if you have to ask, you can’t afford it! We decided to go back to the ship and just settle for LOBSTER that evening!

1  Thank jtchapman
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Do not expect a huge heritage when walking in Gamle Stavanger, but, when you walk there between the approximately 170 small white wooden houses, realise that this is THE largest colony of wooden houses in Europe! True, it doesn't take long to walk through the lovely streets and there are not many shops ( you can't even get there a coffee) but it is really nice and has a nice atmosphere. A must see when visiting Stavanger.

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Reviewed 2 August 2014

try to see early ,lovely to see the old wooden houses with their well kept gardens ,great photo opportunity,esp if weather is good , steep paths lead u back down to harbour.

1  Thank stubborn1960
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