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Stavanger Cathedral

Haakon Viis gate 2 | Stavanger, Stavanger 4005, Norway
+47 51 84 04 00
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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 English craftsmen. The church' patron saint is St. Svithun, and it is reputed that his arm was one of the church' original relics. In 1272 the cathedral was damaged by fire, after which it received a new chancel built in the Gothic style. Stavanger Cathedral is the only Norwegian cathedral from the Middle Ages that has retained its original appearance and been in constant use. Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11am-7pm, June-Aug. Tue-Thurs and Sat 11am-4pm, Sept-May, closed Mon and Fri. High Mass every Sunday at 11am. Morning Mass in the Bishop's Chapel every Wednesday at 8am Thursdays 11.15-11.45. Thursday Mass.
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Haakon Viis gate 2 | Stavanger, Stavanger 4005, Norway
+47 51 84 04 00

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Reviewed yesterday

As you stroll around Stavanger, be sure to stop in to the Cathedral and check it out. The cathedral is lined with crests of the noble families and each is truly a work of art. So stop by and see this truly beautiful Cathedral.

Thank hll333
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just located at the central of Stavanger, it's easy to find, you can go around and take some pictures.

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Thank 藍月
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The stavanger Dom is under restauration. There was no way to visit the inside. The back side is covered.

Thank ppoll
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have spent many quiet hours inside the Cathedral. Very historic, lovely interior and impressive in its construction. There are eight angel lights on the side walls that are lovely. At the time of my visits, it was open on Sunday morning for visitors to...More

Thank NorgeNH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you're not catholic or religious, it's nice to see how well kept it is even being from the 1100's. I was surprised to see some others commenting it was free, I was charged to get in this year.

Thank tichyeia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a big old church. The stained glass and wood carvings are particularly beautiful. The roof, we were told, is made in the fashion of a ship. Worth a visit.

Thank Ricmar60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited while in Stavanger on a cruise ship. Located right off the harbor in the old town. A small fee to enter. Simple interior that is wrapped in history. The stained glass windows are undergoing repair and are covered over with simple drawing of the...More

Thank Howard P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always nice to drop by, as it is close to everything in Stavanger. And the best of all, it is free :)

Thank Sutcivni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't understand all the complaints of other reviewers about paying a little fee... There are many many tourists around leaving their trash and the church staff keeps the place clean. So what....:)

Thank RolRie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Trondheim I encountered the same; and entrancefee to come inside. My opinion still is that a visit to a church must be free and accesible for everybody. If you want to pay for a guided tour, thats fine as its a extra service. But...More

Thank Richard-Roadman
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Response from Lindagreenacre | Reviewed this property |
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