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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...more
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Haakon Viis gate 2 | Stavanger, Stavanger 4005, Norway
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This is a nice quick stop while in the tourist section of town. The cathedral itself is pretty from the outside with great stone work. Inside the carvings from the 1600s are nice as well the pipe organ. Worth a quick look.

Thank Rodney B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This may be special in stavanger, but in global terms it is a small highly restored church with no notable features. There are some nice carvings, but nothing memorable or special. It is an expensive place to pray.

Thank Timpain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a very old cathedral built in 1125. It is closed for at least 2 more years for renovations. They told us that they still have concerts held there but right now none.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While I cannot comment on the interior of the cathedral (it was closed due to a local private concert), the exterior of the building and the building’s history is quit formidable. The area surrounding the cathedral is very quaint, with many local ships selling authentic...More

Thank voyager81
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this cathedral whilst in Stavanger. What a beautiful church it is! It was very busy as was raining outside and please follow the signs you enter and exit different doors! Very pretty and so peaceful and colourful Highly recommend 😁

Thank Toyah1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This nearly 900 old church is situated in the center of Stavanger. It is undergoing restauration work, and will be closed for public in 2020, but are no open and worth a visit. Tourist needs to pay a fee to visit the cathedral, to cover...More

Thank Magnar J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The epitaph carvings were very intricate and worked by an Alexander Smith. I have been unable to find him on Google.

Thank charcoFochabers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked past this beautiful landmark, if you are going to Stavanger you need to come and see this. We learnt about the history of the cathedral and how the two ends are built differently, and that Englishmen built it.

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did a walking tour of this lovely town. The Cathedral was beautiful, built over 50 years between 1100 and 1150 by the English Bishop Reinald. and unchanged over that time frame, worth visiting.

Thank Veronica M
Reviewed 12 July 2018

A very beautiful and old-fashioned cathedral in Stavanger, it looks very nice and it was worth the trip.

Thank SupEvan
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Casper40
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During the summer (june-august) It’s open from 09:00-18:00
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We visited in June and definitely had to pay to enter. There was no getting past the staff on the door. I think it worked out at about £3.00. each. It was a Sunday afternoon and as far as I remember, entry in the morning... More
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