Tanum Church

Larvik, Norway

Tanum church was built probably in the 12th century and it has 216 seats. It was restored in 1910-1911 by the architect Haldor Børve. Tanum church containts valuable items, such as baptismal font made of Gotland sandstone from the 1250s and the Renaissance style pulpit made in 1591. The altarpiece was painted by Eilif Peterssen in the 1890s.



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Tanumveien 540, Larvik, Norway
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Norway


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Henning Kilset (9 months ago)
Here there is always a lot of exciting things to find in special interiors.
Terje Hotvedt (13 months ago)
Good waffles and coffee and occasionally something to take home
Pål-Ørjan Hansen (2 years ago)
Fair enough place to get things delivered that you no longer need and that can be of use to others ?
Markus Løver (3 years ago)
The world's crudest place ... oh the staff / volunteers are the icing on the cake..they are raw..kind & generous ..! Regards Markus Løver
la Chimo LG (4 years ago)
there is a shop where you will find everything.
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