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Haugesund Town Hall - guidet tour

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Haugesund Town Hall was a gift from shipowner Knut Knutsen OAS and his wife Elisabeth. The town hall was designed by architects Gudolf Blakstad and Hermann Munthe-Kaas and was officially opened in 1931. The park was opened in 1949. The town hall is one of the most famous buildings in the country and contains a wealth of artistic decorations. The building and its surrounding areas have been preserved. In the book Norges kunsthistorie, (The History of Norwegian Art) Leif Østby describes the town hall in connection with the classical trend among architects in the 1920s: "One of the movement's most important works is Haugesund Town Hall - with its magnificent, outstandingly striking corner section embellished with double pillars."

For guided tours, please contact Town Hall.

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Haugesund Town Hall - guidet tour

Haugesund Town Hall was a gift from shipowner Knut Knutsen OAS and his wife Elisabeth. The town hall was designed by architects Gudolf Blakstad and Her...

Haugesund Town Hall - guidet tour

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Key facts about Haugesund and Haugalandet

Haugalandet is a geographical region in the county of Rogaland, in Western Norway. Haugesund is its main town.

Festivals in Haugesund and Haugalandet

Visit the Haugesund region during the Viking Festival, the International Jazz Festival, known as Sildajazz, or the International Film Festival

Haugesund and Haugalandet

Haugalandet is a good starting point for exploring the Lysefjord and its surrounding mountains. The city of Haugesund is famous for the Film Festival.

Winter in Haugesund and Haugalandet

The nearest ski resort to Haugesund and Haugalandet is Røldal. Here you will find downhill runs and cross-country tracks.

Where to stay in Haugesund and Haugalandet

Spend the night at a lighthouse in the open sea outside of Haugesund, or find a hotel or fishermen's cabin on the coast.
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