Alstadhaug Church

Levanger, Norway

Alstadhaug stone church was built during the 12th century (probably around 1180) and has been remodeled several times since then. The apsis was added around 1250 and the sacristy, the Maria chapel, around 1500. The porch dates from the 18th century. The present steeple was built in 1788. A major restoration took place in 1946-52.

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Founded: c. 1180
Category: Religious sites in Norway

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Kirsten Røssing (2 months ago)
Beautiful church
Idar Kjølsvik (3 months ago)
Alstadhaug Church is uniquely rich in history, art and culture. The location in the cultural and fjord landscape is incomparable. The church was consecrated to St Peter in February 1169 and the relic (finger) after him is still in the altar. An older stone church has been used as filling material in the walls of the current church. The pillars of the wooden church before this can be found in the choir floor of the current church. Before that again, there was a Norse shrine in the same place.
Monica (4 months ago)
Was only outside
Jann Stovreide (15 months ago)
Culture historically pretty venerable well kept, church / cemetery.
Jørgen Hjelmsøy (2 years ago)
Scenic, historical place. Said to be the modell for the Cathedral in Trondheim, Nidarosdomen.
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