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Årdal Old Church (Årdal gamle kyrkje)

Årdal Old Church (Årdal gamle kyrkje) Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke Årdal Old Church (Årdal gamle kyrkje) Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke Årdal Old Church (Årdal gamle kyrkje) Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke Årdal Old Church (Årdal gamle kyrkje) Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke Årdal Old Church (Årdal gamle kyrkje) Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke Read more: årdal gamle kyrkje innvendig 2 Read more: årdal gamle kyrkje innvendig
Årdal Old Church (Årdal gamle kyrkje) Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke
Årdal Old Church (Årdal gamle kyrkje) Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke
Årdal Old Church (Årdal gamle kyrkje) Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke
Årdal Old Church (Årdal gamle kyrkje) Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke
Årdal Old Church (Årdal gamle kyrkje) Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke
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Årdal Old church in Årdal in Ryfylke is one of the most distinctive and beautiful wooden Renaissance churches from the 17th century. The church was built in three stages, the first stage in 1619. Later, as the church grew too small, one of the short walls was sawn out in order to lengthen the church. This explains its unusual shape. Inside, the church has many beautiful painted decorations of prophets, angels and flowers. The pulpit and the altarpiece were decorated by the church artist Godtfred Hendtzchel.

In order to differentiate the parishoners' varying wealth and position, the first pews were reserved for the wealthiest farms, elaborately decorated, with the name of these farms prominent.

Årdal Old church is also a point of interest in the Ryfylke Multiguide - a free app for your smartphone.

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  • General facilities

    • parking
    • toilet
    • coach/truck parking
  • Types of church

    • wooden church

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  • Cultural heritage Cultural heritage
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5/30/2014 - 8/31/2014
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Årdal Old Church (Årdal gamle kyrkje) - Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke

Årdal Old Church (Årdal gamle kyrkje)

Årdal Old church in Årdal in Ryfylke is one of the most distinctive and beautiful wooden Renaissance churches from the 17th century. The church was...

Årdal Old Church (Årdal gamle kyrkje)

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