Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger is a picturesque city in Norway, with its famous Gamle Stavanger, and also its beautiful cathedral. It is also very close to the famous Pulpit Rock.

Stavanger is the fourth largest city in Norway. It was the canning capital of Norway.

The old Stavanger (Gamle Stavanger) is a must-see when you are in the city. It’s just next to the city center. It is a collection of white wooden houses built in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is believed to be Europe’s largest collection of wooden buildings. They are mostly privately-owned, are very well-preserved, and are ideal for pictures.

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The Stavanger Cathedral is also worth a visit. Being built around 1125, it is the oldest cathedral in Norway. It is in Romanesque style, with later Gothic additions due to a fire in 1272.

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To get a good view of the city, go to Valbergtårnet, which is a watch tower. It is now a museum telling the history of the watchmen of Stavanger. It is also ideal for getting a panoramic view of the city.

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The city center is also very good for taking a stroll. There are lots of seagulls.

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If you have extra time in Stavanger, go to Pulpit Rock. It is a 600m vertical cliff that sits above the Lysefjord and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region.

written by phoenix1206 on 2012-10-22 in #world #locations #city #scandinavia #location #select-type-of-location #norway

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