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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Morten Erling Eklo (6 months ago)
Monica Andersson (12 months ago)
Gammal fin stenkyrka med en intressant historia
Håkon Karlsen (12 months ago)
Flott, historisk kirke med omgivelser.
Andreas Vinje (15 months ago)
Fared Omar (2 years ago)
Very good
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