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Address: Middelalderparken 0150, Oslo 192, Norway

Ruins of monastery, churches and part of medieval city

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St Olav Monastery & St Hallvard Cathedral

In this small park you can find the foundation stones of some buildings from Oslo's medieval past. Here you can see remains of St Olav's Monastery from 1216, some wooden timbers... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2014
Melbourne, Australia
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

There's no point visiting this on holiday. There's nothing to see, no information or history behind it. Your best clue is to google it. You'll learn a lot more. But the surrounding pak is nice for a walk in the summer.

Thank Mikeair80
Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 8 November 2014

All the ruins are renovated these days, and it looks like a construction place... Anyway, it wouldn't have been much more interesting if it wasn't. If you want to witness nicer ruins, St. Olav Church (Olavskirken) is about a 10 minute walk away from the Medieval Ruin Park. The neighbourhood here is also very depressive, with the main roads closeby,... More 

Thank FyFazan
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

In this small park you can find the foundation stones of some buildings from Oslo's medieval past. Here you can see remains of St Olav's Monastery from 1216, some wooden timbers mark where cloisters once stood. There are also the remains of Olso's first cathedral. St Hallvard's Cathedral built in the 1100's. In 1130 King Sigurd the crusader was buried... More 

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Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

It all depends on when you visit the park. When I visited last summer it was a sunny but strangely quiet day, particularly in view of the fact that Norway Cup was taking place at the time and everywhere else seemed packed with teenagers. On the other hand, medieval ruins are probably not their highest priority and my husband and... More 

Thank Helga Marie S
Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

Just don't ruin the ruins ;-) It's quite close to some big roads though, sadly, although I can't really remember them irritating me too much. Must've had a too good time every time I was there. It's not fun for looking, but rather for sitting.

Thank Odin O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2012

This park is located at Oslo's birth place, beneath Ekebergåsen. In recent years it has been opened up for the general audience, and is now part of a very attractive green space area including also a water pond where it is possible to have a dip on hot summer days. Well worth the visit, perhaps combined with a visit to... More 

Thank Anne S
Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

Sorry but I am afraid Norway will "loose" these fantastic historical ruins if they do not take more care. Øyafestivalen (Musical festival) at these premises? What? Besides it could have been much more information about the history behind.

Thank 4711Gram
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

About one thousand years ago, culture came to Norway in the form of the catholic church and they started making buildings of stone. The ruins of some of them can be seen in this area. Maybe a good guide could bring them to life, but basically these ruins must be for history buffs only.

Thank Brainspin

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