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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...more
Haakon Viis gate 2 | Stavanger, Stavanger 4005, Norway
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All reviews stained glass wood carvings gothic style under renovation baptismal font pipe organ impressive building old church nice church worth a visit entrance fee cruise port located right town centre pulpit carved epitaphs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's more of a church size than a cathedral but it is lovely inside. You pay the mandatory admission fee (30 NKr) but then you are free to spend as much time as you like in there. The decor is a bit of a mixture...More

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stone Stavanger Cathedral was built in 1125. As many of these older churches it started out Catholic and then shifted to Lutheran after the Reformation. Our guide told us that the cathedral was built in exchange for a divorce by Bishop Raynalt of England....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to visit, especially the adventurous. People here are friendly though some of them prefer you to speak their languages. However, they are eager to help you as long as you make your questions understandable.

Thank Teo R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful and ancient old cathedral. Massive ancient hard carved stone columns and a high wood beam roof. An amazing pipe organ and beautiful huge carved memorial plaques carved in the 1600’s to honor past leaders of the church. One of the most impressive and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is undergoing major renovations. There was a 50 kroner entrance fee with pleasant, polite young people at the door. Very impressive inside with fabulous wood carvings.

Thank Elga K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Cathedral is known as St Swithins and in in the heart of the city of Stravanger, in Cathedral Square.The entrance fee was 50 Krone (roughly £5 each). Currently there is some restoration work been undertaken on the Cathedral so that it will be fully...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stavanger Domkirke is the Oldest Cathedral still in use in Norway. The original structure was built in the 1100s approximately. From the outside, it looks impressive with one exception. There is some renovation being done at the front of the church. The inside was not...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2018

900 year old church see during a cruise excursion. Lovely carvings and stained glass with interesting interior.

Thank CalifCar
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Cost money to see this Cathedral, I liked the vibe and it was worth taking a look. Old style and vibe

Thank buenotraveling
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Really dramatic and takes the best photos EVER! Its very peaceful and in walking distance from almost everything. It is worth visiting while you are in Stavanger!

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October 1, 2018|
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Response from Elga K | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the opening times on Sundays, but a google search shows their email address and website, which may help.
October 1, 2018|
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Response from Marta D | Reviewed this property |
Mass was at 11, but if I remeber correctly, the cathedral was open from 13-16. It is under renovation, so times might change. In fact, we were allowed to pop in, while there was a christhening, and the service was majestic... More
April 11, 2018|
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Response from Anette S |
During the summer (june-august) It’s open from 09:00-18:00
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