This landmark is the only active cathedral in Norway that dates back to the Middle Ages. Originally built in 1122 in the Anglo-Norman style, it was reconstructed with a Gothic chancel after damage from a fire in 1272. It is believed that the arm of its patron saint, St. Svithun, was among the cathedral’s original relics.
By Lola (Akinmade) Åkerström, AFAR Local Expert
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