Tromso Domkirke, Tromso

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Tromsø Cathedral is a cathedral in the city of Tromsø in Troms county, Norway. The cathedral is part of the Tromsø domkirke parish in the Tromsø arch-deanery and it is the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland in the Church of Norway. This cathedral is notable since it is the only Norwegian cathedral made of wood.The church is built in Gothic Revival style, with the church tower and main entrance on the west front. It is probably the northernmost Protestant cathedral in the world. With over 600 seats, it is one of Norway's biggest wooden churches. It originally held about 984 seats, but many benches and seats have been removed over the years to make room for tables in the back of the church.HistoryThe structure was completed in 1861, with Christian Heinrich Grosch as the architect. It was built using a cog joint method. It is situated in the middle of the city of Tromsø (on the island of Tromsøya) on a site where in all likelihood there has been a church since the 13th century.The first church in Tromsø was built in 1252 by King Haakon IV as a royal chapel. It belonged to the king, therefore, not the Catholic Church. This church is mentioned several times in the Middle Ages as "St. Mary's near the Heathens" (Sanctae Mariae juxta Pagano).
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  • A lovely place to visit. We were there for the Rainbow Mass during Arctic Pride & I have never felt so welcomed in a church  more »
  • If you walk by (because it is in the center of the city), it is okay to see, but definitely nothing special. It is just a normal church.  more »
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  • Tromso is really magical place to me. I really love this small and nice city. It is located north of Norway with nice site seen of see,jangle and polar light. This city has small air port and it tack 2 hours of Oslo to there by plan. There is a bus for transfer airport to city and back. The weather is nice and cold...
  • Beautiful inside. We went to Ascension day services, wonderful choir, hymns sounded familiar but didn't understand them. We don't speak Norwegian. Still sounded beautiful though.
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