Old Aker church - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Geitmyrsveien 7D, 0171 Oslo, Norway
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About Old Aker church
Old Aker Church is Oslo's oldest remaining building and the only remaining church from the Middle Ages. It is assumed that it was built around the year 1150. It is a stone church, built as a three-naved Roman-style basilica. The church has been pillaged and ravaged by fire several times. The oldest part of the surrounding churchyard dates back to the 12th century. The church has a baroque pulpit and baptismal font from 1715. The tower was built in 1861.
Attractions Near Old Aker church
A cemetery dating back to 1808, known primarily for Æreslunden, Norway's main honorary burial ground. famous Norwegians such as Edvard Munch, Henrik Ibsen, Henrik Wergeland, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Richard Nordrak, Christian Krogh and Alf Prøysen are buried here. The surroundings are beautifully maintained and is very famous among the peoples.
St Olav Domkirke is the principal Catholic place of worship in Oslo. It was the first Catholic church to be built in Norway following the Lutheran Reformation. Highlights of the church’s interior include an altarpiece depicting Raphael’s Madonna, an Italian marble tabernacle donated by Pope Pius, and a throne used by Pope John Paul II in 1989. It is one of the key attractions in this area and a famous pilgrimage center.
A popular recreation area with a vibrant history. The river is eight kilometers long and passes waterfalls, swimming spots, fishing grounds, forested areas, and wildlife. This spectacular waterfall is located by the Beier Bridge. Other famous attractions linked to the river are Bjølsen Rolling Mill, Lilleborg Factories, Aamot Bridge, Hønse-Lovisa's House, and Nedre Foss.
Svenska Margaretakyrkan is a church at Hammersborg in Oslo that belongs to the Swedish national church, Svenska kyrkan . The church was completed in 1925 and has the address Hammersborg torg 8. It was one of the famous pilgrimage centers in this area and a lot of people visits this place every day.
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.
The National Museum holds, conserves, exhibits, and promotes public knowledge about Norway’s largest collections of art, architecture, and design. The museum presents permanent exhibitions of objects from its collection and temporary exhibitions of loaned and own material. It is one of ht finest exhibitions in this area.
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Capital and most populous city of Norway. Oslo is the economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping.