Top Historical Places in Oslo

Are you looking to explore the history of Oslo through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Oslo including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Oslo. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Oslo ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Oslo, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Oslo for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Oslo with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Akershus Castle And Fortress

    4.5 (1993 Votes)
    Akershus Castle And Fortress


    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 dignitaries and heads of state. It has grand halls, ...Read more
  2. The Royal Palace

    4.5 (1552 Votes)
    The Royal Palace

    Historical Site, Palace

    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 sure to get yours early! Highlights are: The ...Read more
  3. Oslo Cathedral

    4.4 (791 Votes)
    Oslo Cathedral

    Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Historical Site

    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. Pulpit and altar piece. Organ front with acanthu...Read more
  4. Oslo Cathedral

    Religious Site, Cathedral

    Oslo Cathedral is a grand church of Norway which is made in baroque style. The construction of the church building dates back the 16th century. The cathedral is used by the Norwegian government and also by the Norwegian royal family for arranging public events. You can find a massive ceiling with fresco paintings made by Hugo Mohr each of which is a masterpiece. It stands upon a small rocky out...Read more