Stavanger Cathedral, Stavanger

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Standing at the entrance to the harbor and the city, Stavanger Cathedral represents the only medieval cathedral in Norway that has preserved its original appearance. The church was built in the early 12th century in Anglo-Norman style, but after a fire in 1272 the chancel was restored in the Gothic style. The cathedral was dedicated to the 9th-century bishop St. Svithun, whose arm was one of the original relics kept in the church. Legend has it that the cathedral's first bishop Reinald raised the funds for the building's construction by marrying King Sigurd the Crusader to his second wife when the bishop of Bergen refused to do so. The park around the cathedral provides a peaceful place for a walk and offers several picnic spots. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Stavanger trip simple and quick.
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  • Cathedral wise this isn't a very big building but what it hasn't in size it has in history built in 1225 and some excellent interior epitaphs and the pulpit which to me is the main feature which cover...  more »
  • Built in 1225, it is Norway's oldest cathedral. It is beautiful both inside & outside. It is just off the town center & easy to get to.  more »
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  • Some amazing religious artefacts. The pulpit is a fantastic piece of craftsmanship and the whole building is well worth stopping off to visit for an hour or so.
  • Norway's oldest cathedral which has been in continous use since building was complete ca 1125. So, almost 900 years old.
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