Kristiansand Domkirke, Kristiansand

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Kristiansand Cathedral (Norwegian: Kristiansand domkirke) is a cathedral of the Church of Norway in Kristiansand Municipality in Agder county, Norway. It is located in the Kvadraturen area in the central part of the city of Kristiansand. It is the church for the Kristiansand domkirken parish which is the seat of the Kristiansand domprosti (arch-deanery) in the Diocese of Agder og Telemark. The cathedral is also the seat of the Bishop of Agder and Telemark. The gray, brick church was built in a Neo-Gothic cruciform design in 1885 using plans drawn up by the architect Henrik Thrap-Meyer. The church seats about 1,000 people, making it one of the largest cathedrals in Norway. This cathedral is the fourth church and third cathedral to be located on this site over the centuries.
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  • A beautiful interior with great glass, art and wood. I attended mass after Christmas and was pleased that the order or service was available in dual-language Norwegian/English and headsets were...  more »
  • During our cruise stop over we walked past this beautiful cathedral. It looks like it’s having some work done on its spire at the moment as it was covered in what looked like a large piece of...  more »
  • Interesting cathedral with a wooden interior structure and photogenic exterior. Free to get in, but you can donate if you wish. Near to shops, cafes, benches to sit on and a pretty fountain.
  • A more modest church with very nice organ. We happened on a free organ recital. We were really just ducking in to be out of the rain.

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