Norway's oldest cathedral is a spectacular sight to behold for visitors travelling to Stavanger. Built in the 1100s by Bishop Reginald and consecrated to the patron Saint Svitun, Stavanger Cathedral is an architectural gem in the heart of the city.
Stavanger Cathedral has been in continuous use for seven centuries, and much of the cathedral remains as it was when it was first built, providing a rich feast for the eyes for architecture and history fans.
Exploring the cathedral
In the year 1272, fire ravaged the cathedral, causing large-scale damage, but Bishop Arne rebuilt and enlarged the cathedral in a Gothic style, resulting in a fascinating blend of architectural styles. Most of the interior is well maintained and is a good example of architecture from the mediaeval era. The original Norman nave is a particular architectural highlight.
The influence of Stavanger's days as a trading port is also evidence in the architectural styles, particularly a strong connection to the British Isles.
From your accommodation Stavanger, The Cathedral is a two minute walk away.
Visit Stavanger Cathedral
Find the cathedral in Stavanger city centre, nestled between the harbour and city park, and close to our Hotel in Stavanger, The Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel offers a comfortable stay, close to the city's best attractions.