Fredrikstad Cathedral

Fredrikstad, Norway

Fredrikstad Cathedral was designed by architect Ferdinand Waldemar Lühr to be a parish church. It was built between 1879 and 1880 in the Gothic style of brick, with a longitudinal plan in the form of a Latin cross. It has a single tower of 72 m in height at the western end, which is part of the main facade. It was consecrated on 13 October 1880, when it was known as Fredrikstad Vestre kirke.

The church was restored in 1954, was elevated to cathedral status in 1969, when it created the new Diocese of Borg, based in Fredrikstad. The stained glass is a work of Emanuel Vigeland, 1917, and the main altarpiece, a painting by Axel Revold. It has space for 1100 people.

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Founded: 1879-1880
Category: Religious sites in Norway

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Ole Kristian Flatjord (13 months ago)
Fin å stor plass,fin å svær å spesiel kirke. Svær leikeplass til unger+ fine turmuligheter for alle å heilt topp å gå me hund dær:)
Marius Svensson (13 months ago)
Part of a nice oasis inn the town itself
AMM (2 years ago)
Jonas Laurince (3 years ago)
Nice Lutheran Cathedral Church
Martin K (4 years ago)
A nice, vintage church.
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