St. Margaret's Church

Oslo, Norway

St. Margaret's Church was a stone church built in the 13th century. It is now a ruin, but the ruin underwent a restoration in 1934, and is today the best preserved medieval buildings next to the Old Aker Church. The church is named after Margaret of Antioch.

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Maridalsveien 496, Oslo, Norway
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Ruins in Norway

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Sabine Zuther (2 years ago)
Schöner schwedischer Weihnachtsbasar, stündliche Konzerte in der Kirche, einladender Pastor, selbstgebackene Köstlichkeiten, Smørbrød und Getränke. Gratis Gløgg und Kekse vorm Eingang. Klein aber fein!
Bjørn Olav Samdal (2 years ago)
A pleasant site for The Swedish Church in Oslo. There is some arrangements in between the messes
Björn Eriksson (2 years ago)
Trevlig och fin kyrka med trevlig personal.
Tiger Blam (3 years ago)
Not good
Aimár Chirico (4 years ago)
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