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Buildings & Monuments in Kristiansand
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Natural history museum and botanical garden. Geology, flora and fauna. Sørlandet's natural history from the ice age to the present, and from the coast to the mountains. Colourful mineral exhibition. Botanical garden with a historical rose garden dating from 1850 as well as modern rose varieties. Norway's largest collection of cacti. Flowers and trees from all over the world.
The area has been settled from the early Iron Age. In 1854 consul Wild bought the place and built the houses in the best Swiss style, as a summer house for his ailing wife Mathilde.
Iveland is known for its mines and quarries with quartz, feldspar and rare minerals.
Norway's oldest half-timber church. Built in 1640. Decorated in Baroque and Renaissance style paintings. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson married Karoline here in 1858.
Built approx. 1100-1150. Stone church in the Roman style, with a Baroque alterpiece and pulpit from 1704. Runic stone in the porch.
A sacred room; silence, wonder and change. Design by Kjell Nupen.
Built between 1050-1070. Alterpiece and pulpit from the 1600s. Open by appointment.
Originally a 10 m long stone church dating back to approximately the year 1000. In 1767 expanded to twice its original size. In 1831 a wing was added on to the north facing wall. The restauration was completed in 1831. Open by appointment,913 20 619.
Saltholmen Lighthouse - the islets were used early in the 19th century for the extraction of sea salt. Lighthouse from 1882, manned until 1952 when it was automated.
This is a timber house dating from about 1730, used for customs and excise from 1838. The building was listed for preservation in 1991.