Oslo is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Oslo one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Oslo is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Oslo or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Oslo. Explore the historical monuments of Oslo with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Oslo guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Oslo page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Oslo landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Oslo.
#1 of 3 Historical Places in Oslo | Added 14263 times in trip plans
Slottsplassen 1, 0010 Oslo, Norway
11:00 am - 07:00 pm
This 19th century neo-classical building is the official residence of the Norwegian Monarch. It was only opened up to the public in 2002, and since then visitors have enjoyed an informative glimpse into the lives of Norwegian Royalty. Because the Palace can only be visited by guided tour (and only during summer), tickets are usually booked up. Make...
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Karl Johans gate 11, 0154 Oslo, Norway
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Oslo’s third cathedral was built in 1697 after the first two burned down in fires. Both the Norwegian Royal Family and the Government use it for public events now. The architecture is Baroque. The highlights of the church are:
The large ceiling murals painted by Hugo Lous Mohr in the 20th century.
Stained glass windows by Emanuel Vigeland.
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Akershus Fortress, 0150 Oslo, Norway
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Built in the 14th century to defend Oslo from attack, the castle is famous for having withstood every siege laid to it. In the 17th century, King Christian IV gave it a Rennaisance makeover. A section of the castle called the Slavery was also used as a prison for criminals and early socialists. These days, the castle is used to receive dignit...