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Stavanger Cathedral

Stavanger Cathedral Photo: Region Stavanger BA Stavanger Cathedral Photo: Region Stavanger BA Stavanger Cathedral Photo: Region Stavanger BA
Stavanger Cathedral Photo: Region Stavanger BA
Stavanger Cathedral Photo: Region Stavanger BA
Stavanger Cathedral Photo: Region Stavanger BA

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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 original relics of the church.

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.

The cathedral is for the timebeing undertaking restauration work:

MORE INFORMATION: www.domkirken2025.no 

Due to work inside the cathedral, it will be closed for the summer season 2015.

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Stavanger Cathedral

According to tradition the cathedral was built in the year 1125, after Sigurd Jorsalfarer named Stavanger as a cathedral city. Bishop Reinald of Winche...

Stavanger Cathedral

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