Stavanger 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 Stavanger one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Stavanger 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 Stavanger 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 Stavanger. Explore the historical monuments of Stavanger with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Stavanger guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Stavanger page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Stavanger landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Stavanger.
#1 of 9 Historical Places in Stavanger | Added 5611 times in trip plans
Domkirken, Haakon VIIs, 4600 Stavanger
11:00 am - 04:00 pm
The quaint yet stunning Stavanger Cathedral is oldest in Norway and sits pretty peacefully in the heart of Stavanger. The construction of this Cathedral began around 1100 but was completed in 1125.
The gothic styled cathedral is hugely influenced by Anglo-Norman architecture. The stone structure with wooden carvings with stained glass paintings is ...
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Peder Clowsgt, Stavanger
11:00 am - 03:00 pm
Museum of Archaeology is the only place in Norway where you can treat yourself the Viking way. Every season the museum edifice is decorated with seasonal decorates inspired by Viking tradition. The museum authority organizes a regular exhibition for Viking voyage. It will take you to the brutal but fascinating Viking age. If you stand near the exhi...
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Noruega, 4001 Stavanger, Norway
Old Stavanger creates a 18th century mood with 173 wooden houses all painted white from the said era, neatly lined along the street. The sight is pretty overwhelming as you walk through the cobbled lanes and find yourself transported to the times that are long gone. Lovely creepers and flowers in full bloom in front of the houses add to the charism...
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12:01 am - 12:00 am
Situated close to Stavanger, Lysefjord is known for its mesmerizing mountain formations of Kjerag, lysefjord and Preikestolen or “The Pulpit Rock”. A southerly "big fjord" in Norway, it is famous as the pearl of Fjord Norway. The name Lysefjord itself indicates it to be a light fjord, and was carved out of glaciers in the ice ...
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Ullandhaugveien 165, 4021 Stavanger
11:00 am - 04:00 pm
Iron Age farm or Jernaldergarden hold immense importance as far as archaeology goes. This farm has three house reconstructed on the actual but destroyed houses belonging to Iron Age and found during excavation. The foundation of these houses is intact from Iron Age and this is what makes this place very special and interesting.
The houses are made ...
Broken column is a piece of genius Art by sculptor Antony Gormleys where he has created 23 idols depicting a standing man, each 1.95 metres tall and facing 10 degrees west. These 23 statues have been placed at various locations across Stavanger.
The sculpture number 1 is placed in Stavanger museum and the direction to them has been given by the scu...
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Madlaveine, 4001 Stavanger
Mollebukta is a serene and attractive bay area which houses “Swords in Rock” monument for commemorating an ancient battle that united Norway. It is located in the outskirts of Stavanger in Hafrs Fjords. The beautiful beach with verdant and lush mountains in backdrop makes for a jaw dropping site.
This place has a varied landscape with b...
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Storgoveien, Hafrsfjord, Stavanger
The broken Chain is a monument which was built in remembrance of the biggest accident in the Norwegian oil industry. 123 lives that were lost in the tragedy find a mention in the list inscribed on the rocks here. The monument itself is in a shape of large broken chain and situated on the peaceful seaside where you can have some quiet time. There is...
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Arne Garborgsvei 30, 4349 Bryne
11:00 am - 04:00 pm
Themed like “A song about life” by the famous Sculptor Fritz Roed, this is a unique sculpture park which showcases the different verses of a song as a complete theme. The uniqueness of the park lies in the fact that the park leads you through theme of freedom, hope, peace, war, joy, caring and the complete zest of life.
The park has abo...