Vanse Church is probably one of the oldest churches in Norway; it originates most likely from 1037. In 1848 it was extended to become a cross church, and visiting church musicians often refer to it as a cathedral. The church was struck by fire in 1872, but was completely restored in 1875. The altarpiece was painted in 1866 by G. H. Lammers. The church is built of stone with chalk plaster, and with its 1100 seats, it is the largest in the municipality.

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Founded: 1037
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lena hansen (3 months ago)
Går ikke i kirke
Eivind Krag (2 years ago)
An absolutely beautiful church
Anne Marie Viken (2 years ago)
Have not been there.
JGP (2 years ago)
Blir spennende å se når det er ferdig restaurert. Konsert med bla Vidar Busk seinere i år
JGP (2 years ago)
Will be exciting to see when it's finished restored. Concert with bla Vidar Busk later this year
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