Frogner Church

Oslo, Norway

Frogner Church was designed by the architect Ivar Næss (1878–1936) and built in 1907. The Church's main facade is made of granite, while the secondary facades against courtyards are made of brick. The church is integrated into a row of houses and apartment buildings.

A chapel associated with the church was built in 1937–39 by the architect Johan Meyer. The Gimlehøyden district surrounding the church was built in the years 1916–1925 and designed by architects Harald Hals, Harald Aars and Lorentz Harboe Ree.

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Jonathan Brian (3 years ago)
Eagle Q (3 years ago)
Great Church!
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Brian Jacobs (3 years ago)
My wife and I visited on Easter Sunday 2018. The service was wonderful and the people even more so. If you don’t appreciate heartfelt hymns sung by various ethnic groups from all over the world, then you will not like this church. And, if the ladder is true, nor will you like heaven.
Bjørn Sveigdalen (4 years ago)
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