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Stavanger Cathedral

Haakon Viis gate 2 | Stavanger, Stavanger 4005, Norway
+47 51 84 04 00
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A must see

We visited Stavanger Cathedral on a Sunday afternoon. Entry is 30 NoK (approx £2.70). The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
York, United Kingdom
Wonderful place to visit for history of Stavanger.

Our family and in-laws visited this great historical site as part of our tour thru old Stavanger... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Grinnell, Iowa
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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
+47 51 84 04 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Stavanger Cathedral on a Sunday afternoon. Entry is 30 NoK (approx £2.70). The Cathedral has very plain architecture and no stained glass windows, although behind the altar area there is what looks like a modern painted window. The pulpit is very ornate and...More

Thank Lindagreenacre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family and in-laws visited this great historical site as part of our tour thru old Stavanger. It was informative and interesting. A good stop. Worth the time.

Thank PeteysGrinnell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only 30 kroner to enter, it is very peaceful inside, you could pay a few more kroner to light a candle. There is a beautifully decorated pulpit. There is some restoration work being undertaken on one side of the catherdral but regardless it is a...More

Thank henrycday
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The group I was with went to Stavanger to sing in the Cathedral. The acoustics were amazing and the cathedral was beautiful.

Thank lkrhut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was a great church with lots to offer - stepping inside and looking at the massive pillars and organ and pipes, it was a fabulous visit. something to see when visiting Stavanger.

Thank paws0810
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stavanger Cathedral is located in the heart of Old Town. You need to buy a ticket which was a little surprising as it is a church. It cost 30 nok. Construction of cathedral started around 1100 and it was finished around 1150. However the city...More

Thank pawel_hbg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small cathedral in use since 1125, within walking distance from cruise ship docks. Small charge to view the interior and yes they take credit cards. Wood carvings are exceptional along with painted epitaphs that date back to 1600's. Interior is very simple. Stained glass windows...More

Thank Norine C
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We enjoyed spending time in this peaceful place. Quite a small Cathedral but with some beautiful carvings. Unfortunately the stain glass windows were being restored.

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Quite unlike many great European cathedrals, the cathedral in Stavanger should be on every traveller's list of things to do in this attractive city.

Thank MmeCastor
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I like churches but this one didn't have a lot to say. The style may be typical romanesque but there is little decoration, not many artifacts and it's not cheap unless you're old. Too much restoration.

Thank Terry B
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