Stiklestad Church

Verdal, Norway

Stiklestad Church was built at the site of the Battle of Stiklestad and completed in 1180. During the battle in 1030, St. Olaf received three severe wounds—in the knee, in the neck, and the final mortal blow through the heart—and died leaning against a large stone. The church building is assumed to have been erected on the exact spot where St. Olaf was killed during that battle and that stone is supposedly still inside the altar of the church. The church was designed by Archbishop Øystein Erlendsson.

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Leksdalsvegen 2, Verdal, Norway
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Founded: 1180
Category: Religious sites in Norway

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exviking.net
en.wikipedia.org

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Jan Arve Tønne (4 years ago)
Cozy church nice place ?
Monica Falstad (5 years ago)
Beautiful church with a lot of history.
Judit Nygård (5 years ago)
A famous place in Trøndelag
Siv Karin Ness (5 years ago)
Large and nice church that is well suited as a concert venue.
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