Bodin Church was built around the year 1240 and was enlarged in 1785 with a transept. In 1894, the entire section of the medieval church was torn down and rebuilt in the same style. The church has a stone altar from the 1300s and some wooden sculptures from the late 1400s until the early 1500s. The church is characterized today by the interior from the 1600s and 1700s. The altarpiece is from 1670, the pulpit from the 1600s with paintings from 1754 by Gottfried Ezechiel. The chandeliers date from the 1760s. The church seats about 300 people.



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Gamle Riksvei 40, Bodø, Norway
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Founded: c. 1240
Category: Religious sites in Norway

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James Cryans (4 months ago)
Saw baby Jesus
Glyn Spencer (4 months ago)
Worth the 20min walk if only to stretch your legs after a long journey
Omega Lul (6 months ago)
10/10 would visit again
Marko Tanninen (2 years ago)
Beautiful little church originally built in the 13th century. Located in a lovely area.
SUHAS Dubey (2 years ago)
A medieval church featuring romanesque architecture. Smells of history, dust and creaky old wood. Christmas midnight mass is magical. The organ is world class. If you get a chance to go to a concert here it will be good, whoever is playing or singing... guaranteed! I've sung here myself and it's an ethereal experience. A wander through the nearby cemetery and the neighboring public farmyard with duckpond is a good way to round off the Bodinkirke experience. Notice the ship hanging from the ceiling, a feature in most if not all Norwegian churches, but at Bodin it seems to be organic to architecture, grown right out of the green painted wood of the balcony and straight backed pews.
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