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The ruins of Mariakirken (St. Mary's church)

The ruins of Mariakirken (St. Mary's church) Photo: pilegrim.info/Mike Smith
The ruins of Mariakirken (St. Mary's church) Photo: pilegrim.info/Mike Smith

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Ruins of the medieval church Mariakirken (St. Mary's church), originally built in the year 1050 AD, but rebuilt and expanded several times.

In the beginning of the 14th century, it was the third largest church in the country, and in the Middle Ages it was the royal chapel.

King Håkon V Magnusson (1270-1319) and his kin were buried there, which gave the church strong symbolic meaning. In 1312, Håkon V gave away his daughter Ingebjørg, his only legitimate child, in this beautiful church, with royal guests, clergymen and the most important Norwegian noblemen present.

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The ruins of Mariakirken (St. Mary's church) - Photo: pilegrim.info/Mike Smith

The ruins of Mariakirken (St. Mary's church)

Ruins of the medieval church Mariakirken (St. Mary's church), originally built in the year 1050 AD, but rebuilt and expanded several times. In the be...

The ruins of Mariakirken (St. Mary's church)

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