Orre Old Church

Orre, Norway

Orre Old Church was built in c. 1250. It was a parish church until 1950, when the new church was completed.

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Nordsjøvegen 1022, Orre, Norway
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Founded: c. 1250
Category: Religious sites in Norway

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Verena Fuglestad (32 days ago)
Nice old church and graveyard. Worth a visit. Wish it was open and we could see inside…
rita kirkerød rosland (4 months ago)
It was so nice Orre old church where my husband was baptized 77 years ago and grandchildren will get married there on 1 July 2022
Mads Roar Landøy (19 months ago)
Beautiful
John C. N. Eriksen (3 years ago)
Beautiful
Egil Lund (3 years ago)
Nice location, nice church
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