Vigeland Sculpture Park

Oslo, Norway

The Vigeland Park is the world's largest sculpture park made by a single artist, and is one of Norway's most popular tourist attractions. The park is open to visitors all year round.

The unique sculpture park is Gustav Vigeland's lifework with more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron. Vigeland was also in charge of the design and architectural layout of the park. Gustav Vigeland was born in Mandal in southern Norway 11 April 1869 and died in Oslo 12 March 1943. Gustav Vigeland is important in Norwegian art history. His artistic work contributed to promote the position of sculpture in his home country. The Vigeland Park was mainly completed between 1939 and 1949.

Most of the sculptures are placed in five units along an 850 meter long axis: The Main gate, the Bridge with the Children's playground, the Fountain, the Monolith plateau and the Wheel of Life.

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Madserud allé 66, Oslo, Norway
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Founded: 1939
Category: Museums in Norway

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Fabbris Giorgio (8 months ago)
Awesome park with a beautiful landscape and monolith. I saw it in winter completely white, i guess that in summer is even more astonishing.
Meg Ward (9 months ago)
Thought provoking scenes of statues men women children plants and animals. With the obelisk at centre - what's that about? Hierarchy? It was cold I was ill but the visual spectacle of the statues was well worth the 50 minutes walk there. Thank you
Bram Bostoen (11 months ago)
The statues and the park itself are amazing..Big, green, friendly people and definitely clean! For sure a big recommend for taking a walk on a not rainy day..
Ruby Arun रूबी अरुण (14 months ago)
It's a sculptured park in Oslo,Norway. It's world largest sculptured park by single artist. More than 200 sculpture made by caste iron,granite and bronze. Super amazing work by artist .All sculpture shows about human life cycle and emotions.Its a fabulous and so very fascinating public place in Oslo.Must visit place.
Knotpng (15 months ago)
Excellent place to hang out whether you like the arts or just nature. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who has visited or wants to visit Oslo. It is the best park in Oslo. Each of them has a distinct emotion that is fascinating for us to explore.
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