Nidaros Cathedral

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Nidaros Cathedral
Nidaros Cathedral
Known for its eye-catching Romanesque and Gothic architecture and its sculpture-laden western face, the cathedral is one of the most important religious monuments in northern Europe. The end point of pilgrim’s trails from all across Scandinavia, Nidaros Cathedral is built over the burial site of Saint Olav, the king of Norway in the 11th century, who became the patron saint of the nation. Such is the national importance of the site that coronations still take place here. Don’t miss the adjacent Archbishops Palace, where you can get a glimpse of the impressive crown jewels used during the ceremonies. The crypt is also worth a look for its somewhat macabre collection of marble gravestones.
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Nidaros Cathedral
The world’s northernmost medieval cathedral is the undoubted highlight of the city. Built over the burial site of St. Olav, the Viking king and patron saint of Norway, Nidaros Cathedral is of interest to all, regardless of faith. The imposing western face is a Gothic masterpiece, decorated with statues and ornaments and with a rose window at its center. In the summer, you can explore the crypt which houses a collection of marble headstones from the Middle Ages.
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Bispegata 11, 7012 Trondheim, Norway
+47 73 89 08 00
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