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Torpo Stave Church Ål in Hallingdal

Torpo Stave Church Ål in Hallingdal Photo: Thorgeir Røer Torpo Stave Church Ål in Hallingdal Photo: Ål Utvikling AS Torpo Stave Church Ål in Hallingdal Photo: Ål Utvikling AS
Torpo Stave Church Ål in Hallingdal Photo: Thorgeir Røer
Torpo Stave Church Ål in Hallingdal Photo: Ål Utvikling AS
Torpo Stave Church Ål in Hallingdal Photo: Ål Utvikling AS

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At the start, Hallingdal had seven stave churches. Today, Torpo Stave Church is the oldest and only original stave church left in Hallingdal. It is also the oldest building in Hallingdal.

This stave church was erected around 1160, and consecrated to St Margaret. The legend about her martyrdom decorates the baldachin in well-known paintings from the latter half 13th century. The church was built in the Borgund style with a raised space in the middle between the nave and the chancel.

In 1880, the chancel was demolished. The rest of the church was also going to be demolished, but the Society for the Preservation of Norwegian Ancient Monuments purchased the nave to preserve it. Guided groups tours can be arranged outside normal opening hours after agreement. Please contact Ål Tourist Information on +47 32 08 10 60 or post@alturistinfo.no

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6/1/2014 - 8/31/2014
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Torpo Stave Church Ål in Hallingdal - Photo: Thorgeir Røer

Torpo Stave Church Ål in Hallingdal

At the start, Hallingdal had seven stave churches. Today, Torpo Stave Church is the oldest and only original stave church left in Hallingdal. It is...

Torpo Stave Church Ål in Hallingdal

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