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Domkirken (Bergen Cathedral)

Kong Oscargate and Domkirkegate, Bergen, Norway
+47 55 55 20 00
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Don't overlook while visiting other sites in the area

Unfortunately, due to international bike race our plans were in a serious state of disruption... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
ksvaught
,
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Disappointrd

Visited in August 2017, the cathedral is under construction. May take several months to finish... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Netpopular
,
Orange County
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Kong Oscargate and Domkirkegate, Bergen, Norway
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+47 55 55 20 00
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Unfortunately, due to international bike race our plans were in a serious state of disruption. Arrived after seeing Fortress Museum briefly before Cathedral closing & indicated I would view outside, not presuming that they would 'go out of their way' for me, but they encouraged...More

Thank ksvaught
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Visited in August 2017, the cathedral is under construction. May take several months to finish based on construction activities. Avoid the place. Skip Bergen as Natural History museum is also under construction. Hotel rates are outrageous too!

1  Thank Netpopular
Reviewed 21 August 2017

So we were only able to visit for a short time. A beautiful building and Bergen's cathedral. In a nice part of town -- quaint homes.

Thank seetheworld010
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The history is interesting that it was the first church built after the reformation and therefore Lutheran. But with the extensive renovation going on I would skip this church until it is finished.

Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I am sure this will be a great place to visit when the restoration is complete, at present much of the building and surrounding area is like a building site. Very old - but unfortunately not much to see at present.

1  Thank Howlo
Reviewed 5 June 2017

It was under renovation during our most recent visit, so the exterior was covered by tarps. But it's still a fascinating building.

Thank Mitchell B
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Founded in 1181 it's a Lutheran church dedicated to Saint Olaf, Norway's patron saint. Declared Cathedral in 1537, it has been renovated many times, the last one in 1880 by architects Christian Christie and Peter Andreas Blix. It has the capacity of 1.000 people. The...More

2  Thank Mina P
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The Bergen Cathedral is beautiful but I was expecting much more. The beauty of the cathedral is obviois both on the inside and outside but being the cathedral I was seeking to be absorbed into the scenerity and that was lacking. But that was me...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

People working here are amazing! Check out the columns and the cannonball stuck on the outer wall. Very peaceful spot on my Bergen travels!

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The church is beautiful, both inside and out and carries lots of history. Definitely worth a visit to check it out.

Thank Les L
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