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Historic house from 1789 found on the remnants of 13th. c. fortifications
The Polar Museum is one of Norway's top ten museums (Trip Advisor 2013) with exciting information about Arctic hunting and Polar explorers.
1861 Church - Seat of the world's northernmost Catholic Bishop
The world`s northernmost stone church, dating back to the late Middle Ages (1250).
One of the largest landbased guns in the world, built by the German military during World War II. It is the only completely restored fortification in the world.
A collection of buildings dating back over 250 years.
"Fiskergutten" - the fisher boy - is situated at Apotekertorget, the pharmacy square. The symbol of the youth's glow and expectation to the future. Made by Knut Skinnarland in 1967. A copy can be found in Akureyri, Iceland - one of Ålesund's friendship towns.
Is situated in the small "peace park" at Skateflua. In remembrance of all Norwegians who travelled over the North Sea to Great Britain during the 2. World War. 320 persons lost their lives during the "migration to England". The monument was inaugurated 8th of May by His Majesty Crown Prince Haakon for the 50th anniversary for the end of the war. The monument is made by Olav Stavseng.
Ellingsøy Church was consecrated 31st of August 1988, and is designed by the architect Oscar Norderval. The church is idyllically situated in Slotsvika with a fjord view of islands and skerries. The beautiful church art is made by the artist Håkon Gullvåg.
Is situated in the pedestrian street, Gågaten (Kongensgate) vis a vis "The Thousand steps" (Tusentrappen). Gift from the local newspaper Sunnmørsposten for the town of Ålesund in 1998. Made by Arne Martin Hansen.