6 Churches to explore in Oslo
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.
Ruins after the Margareta Church in the Maridalen valley, one of few remains in Oslo from the Middle Ages. It was built around the year 1250, was a small, single-nave church with choir, dedicated to St. Margareta. The medieval church was partly excavated and restored in 1934, and is beautifully situated at Kirkeby in the north end of the lake Maridalsvannet.
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.
A huge and beautiful church which was located in the heart of Norway. The parish church for downtown Oslo was first consecrated in 1697, and in 1950 it was restored back to its original baroque interior. Oslo Cathedral is the main church for the Church of Norway Diocese of Oslo and is used for weddings and funerals by the Norwegian Royal Family and the Norwegian Government. it is one of the main pilgrimage centres in this area and a lot of people visits this place every day.
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.
Gol Stave Church (Norwegian: Gol stavkyrkje) is a stave church originally from Gol in the traditional region of Hallingdal in Buskerud county, Norway. The reconstructed church is now a museum and is now located in the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History at Bygdøy in Oslo, Norway
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.