Frogner Park - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Frogner Park
It contains the well-known Vigeland installation- a permanent sculpture installation created by Gustav Vigeland between 1924 and 1943. The sculpture park consists of sculptures as well as larger structures such as bridges and fountains.
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Oslo City Museum (Oslo Bymuseum)
0.29km from Frogner Park
The Oslo City Museum is situated at Frogner Manor in the Vigeland park. It is a museum of cultural history with one of the largest collections of paintings in Norway. The history of Oslo is illustrated by thematic exhibitions showing, among other things, the development of Oslo and the city's cultural and commercial activities.
The Vigeland Museum
0.44km from Frogner Park
Sculpture museum located in the studio and home of sculptor Gustav Vigeland. This building is regarded as one of the finest examples of neo-classical architecture in Norway. The museum's collection comprises Vigeland's early works, his portraits, and monuments, as well as plaster models for the sculptures in Vigeland Park. The artist's working process is well-documented in the museum, which also shows changing contemporary art exhibitions.
The Royal Palace
1.69km from Frogner Park
The Royal Palace is one of the country’s most important buildings and a concrete symbol of the course of Norwegian history since 1814. It is owned by the state and placed at the disposal of the head of state. It is where the daily work of the monarchy is conducted and where the King and Queen live. It was one of the architectural wonders in the area and daily a lot of people visits this area every day.
1.91km from Frogner Park
The summer palace of Oscarshall is located on the peninsula of Bygdøy in Oslo. The palace was commissioned by King Oscar I and Queen Joséphine and was completed in 1852. Today it is the property of the state and is placed at the disposal of the King. This is one of the iconic buildings in this area and The palace is open to the public every summer.
2.08km from Frogner Park
The Museum of Cultural History is one of Norway's largest cultural history museums. It holds the country's largest prehistoric and medieval archaeological collections, including the Viking ships at Bygdøy, a substantial collection of medieval church objects, and a rune archive. The museum also has a comprehensive ethnographic collection that includes objects from every continent, as well as Norway's largest collection of historical coins.
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What Visitors Say About Frogner Park
Most of the pictures here are from the well known Vigeland installations at the park. There 212 granite and bronze sculptures here. Coming from another part of the world, it was a bit strange to see so many nude sculptures but got used to it pretty quickly. The monolith, the most popular attraction here is composed of 121 human figures rising towards the sky. The monolith is surrounded by 36 figure groups representing a circle of life.
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