Sola Church Ruins

Sola, Norway

The current Sola church is built on the ruins of an early 12th century Romanesque stone church. The old church was in use until 1842 , when it began to decay. Painter Johan Bennetter bought the church ruins in 1871 and converted it into a private residence with studio. In 1907 the family moved into a new house that was built in the garden. The basement of this house is preserved southwest of the church ruins. Large sections of the church were demolished during World War II. The church was rebuilt and restored in 1995. Today the church is very popular for weddings and concerts. Open for guided tours every day in the sommer months.

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Bautavegen 10, Sola, Norway
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Norway

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www.regionstavanger.com

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User Reviews

Tom Vidar Johannessen (3 years ago)
A very special place, with a very special energy. Feels like traveling back in time.
Elisabeth Sandvik (3 years ago)
Magic
Heli Kaatrakoski (4 years ago)
Looked beautiful from outside, didn't go in. Nice views to the sea
Egil Høy-Petersen (4 years ago)
Lovely location
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