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Midtåsen

The beautiful former home of shipping magnate and philanthropist Anders Jahre is now owned by the municipality of Sandefjord. The house, which sits in 15 acres of grounds (Midtåsen), was built in the 1930s and designed by renowned Norwegian architect Arnstein Arneberg.

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Sculptures in Sandefjord

Sandefjord has so many sculptures that an entire book entitled "Worth Seeing" is dedicated to them. The town - and the book - invite you to enjoy a walking tour of the sculptures. Among the largest and most famous works of art are Knut Steen's "Hvalfangstmonumentet" by the harbour and "Fortuna" in Badeparken, Nils Aas' embellishment of Hjertnes' funds wall towards Badeparken, and Arnold Haukeland's "Havdronningen" outside the Hjertnes cultural centre.

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Badeparken

With the sculpture "Poseidon" in the middle, Badeparken today is like a great, green lung located at the centre of Sandefjord, with trees and beautiful plants, and featuring opportunities for both play and recreation. During the spa era, the park surrounded the Society Building.

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The Whaling Monument

Sandefjord's most famous sculpture is a memorial to whaling, created by Knut Steen at the end of the 1950s. The whaling monument shows whalers with oars in an open boat, with harpoons ready and water spraying.

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Olavs chapell

The Olavs Chapell is located in Bjerggata and is open on regular days in the winter.

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Sandefjord Bad - Spa 1837-1939

Kurbadet has become a cultural centre. The large wooden building has been restored and now serves as a cultural centre and rehearsal room for local gro...

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Midtåsen Sculpture park

A new sculpture park at Midtåsen opened summer 2009 featuring a selection of the works of Knut Steen in marble and bronze. The sculptures are placed...

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Sandefjord Church

Sandefjord church is locaded right in the midle of the town centre and is well known for its music program. The original church was a small white chur...

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Sandar Church

The present Sandar Church was built on the ruins of a middle-age church in stone from the 13th century. The new church was erected in 1792 in teh style of Louis XV. Originally the church had a half-circle dome instead of a spire, but this was changed in 1868 to the spire we know today.

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Churches

Sandefjord Church and Sandar Church are in the town centre. In addition we have three modern church buildings east, west and south of the town centre....
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