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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wika xxx (16 months ago)
I love such places. Full of nature and art. Clean and perfectly cut grass everywhere. You can see the tremendous amount of work put into this place. Very nice and inventive sculptures, everyone sees something different in them. They stimulate the human imagination. Everything is thoughtful and interesting there. You can calm down and relax here, and it is difficult to find such places in the capital. For families with children, couples and solo people, it's also cool that a lot of people sit here on blankets and have a picnic, play games and sports, which is why there is so much energy here.
Kristaps Kalnozols (16 months ago)
Free of entry. Large and Well maintained park with lot of sculptures. One of the tourists worth of visit places in Oslo. Every sculpture is a peace of art. I enjoyed the visit. To see all sculptures and visit Park it would take 20min.
Sevil Coskun (20 months ago)
It is really nice park, especially in sunny days you can enjoy the sun while observing Gustav’s sculptures. There are some of my favorites. It is recommended to go there via tram or electronic scooters :)
Ian Thrasher (20 months ago)
Vast park with interesting statues. The cafe is delightful. Clean, well maintained but rather busy for a Monday mid morning. Lots of tourist groups snapping pictures with nude statues.
Joshua Russell (21 months ago)
This park is a true gem of Oslo! Take the time to enjoy the sculptures and the beautiful surroundings. We really enjoyed the various sculptures and of course the monolith with stunning views all around. Highly recommend you take the trip. Easy 2-3 mile walk from the opera house.
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