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Borgund Stave Church
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Auckland, New Zealand
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152 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“The best”
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Built with wood from trees cut down in 1180! This is the stave church in the most original condition. It is very dark inside and it takes some time for your eyes to adjust and be able to see more detail. (Doesn't help when some selfish tourist decides he wants a better photo and uses flash after reading the notice asking not to do this.)
There are good information boards, models, pictures, diagrams etc, inside the cafe/souvenir shop.
Definitely worth doing if you are in this part of Norway.

Visited August 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Norway's best-preserved Stave Church”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Some 800 years later the old girl still looks amazing, inside and out. If you visit only one Stave Church in Norway, this one is a good candidate. Beautiful setting and incredibly well-preserved, Borgund is a fascinating window into early Christianity in Norway and village life. An architectural gem.

Visited July 2014
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Bergen, Norway
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Too expensive”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

But if you have to visit one, this one is quite the "symbol" of the stave churches in Norway. Drive the old way along the river.

Visited June 2014
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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245 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A great piece of History”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

The was very interesting. Make sure you take the time to have a young student explain the history of the church and the method of construction. Stave means "pole" and that is what the basis is for the Construction of the building. Then stay on the back grounds for a while and see more of the countryside charm and beauty.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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103 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Well preserved church in a very nice setting”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

The visitors center has a nice little exhibition, good cafe and cleant bathroom facilities. If you do not wish to pay the fee to visit the church inside it is already very pretty to walk around the stave church and the other two buildings beside it. Even though it can get busy you still feel the unique ambiance of the setting of the church

Visited July 2014
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