Tulips in front of Stavanger Cathedral, Stavanger, Norway, Scandinavia, Europe
Christian Kober/© Christian Kober
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.