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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Founded: 1939
Category: Museums in Norway

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Sam Frost (7 months ago)
It is not a profession to be a pianist and musician. It is a philosophy, a conception of life that cannot be based on good intentions or natural talent. First and foremost there must be a spirit of sacrifice.
Mowgli Dandamudi (8 months ago)
This is the weirdest art collection I have ever seen. Some were quite peaceful, some were sort of romantic, some were cute, but a lot more were just uncomfortable, it's awesome. I have to confess, I didn't get the message from the artist necessarily but I think they were very well crafted and quite unique pieces of art. A must visit.
Krenar (8 months ago)
Free entrance
Matthew F (8 months ago)
A mesmerising collection of sculptures, and a beautiful place to wander at all times of day. An incredible addition to a beautiful park.
Nick Nikolis (10 months ago)
The best area in Oslo so far. People walking there with smile on their faces. Family friendly park. I liked it a lot. Very nice energy.
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