St. Hallvard's Cathedral

Oslo, Norway

St. Hallvard's Cathedral (Hallvardskatedralen), the former Oslo Cathedral, was the earliest cathedral in Oslo. The cathedral was built at the height of the Old Town market square Oslo during the early 12th century, and was used as a church until about 1655. Besides being the bishop's seat and religious center of eastern Norway for about 500 years, the cathedral was the coronation church, royal wedding church, chapel royal, and one of Scandinavia's most visited place of pilgrimage. St. Hallvard cemetery is located mainly south of the cathedral. It was the honorary cemetery in Oslo and eastern Norway from around 1130 to 1639. Here the bishops, chiefs and other prominent men and women were buried. The most prominent was interred in the church along with the kings.

Today the cathedral is in ruins. The main body in the ruins park (Memorial Park), the southern part under a concrete cap - and the concrete lid of the street of Bispegata. Towards the end of the 19th century were Bispegata extended in an easterly direction, over the cathedral site. It has been put in place to remove Bispegata's eastern part, as a result of the completion of the Ekeberg Tunnel and the modified veian resort in the lower Lodalen. In that case, the ruins of St. Hallvard Cemetery exposed, and the Medieval city triangular marketplace, Oslo squares, re-established west of St. Hallvard Cemetery. Neighboring the Cathedral was the smaller Church of the Cross.

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Bispegata 2, Oslo, Norway
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Ruins in Norway

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Ragnar Kristoffersen (18 months ago)
Just a ruin..
Javier Gonzalez-Soria (2 years ago)
El cementerio de Nuestro Señor se localiza en el centro de Oslo y su nombre original es Vår Frelsers. Se construyó en 1808 y tiene un apartado destinado a albergar las tumbas de personajes famosos como el escritor Henrik Ibsen o el pintor Edvard Munch,
Adam Lewicki (2 years ago)
ruiny katedry tu były jest opis,no i stad zaczyna sie szlak pieszy do Trondheim nie pamietam jak sie nazywa ale jest tabliczka kamienna Trondheim 570 km
A Larsson (2 years ago)
Bra priser i baren och trevlig personal. Nej, fan, det var ju bara lite sten och gräs
Ning Zhou (3 years ago)
Ruins of a church and a monastery.
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