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“13th Century Stave Church!”

Roldal Stave Church
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This Stave church was built in the 13th century sometime between the years 1200 and 1250.

"Stave churches are considered to be among the most important examples of wooden Medieval architecture in Europe....A stave church is made of wood, and the construction is made out of poles ("staver" in Norwegian), hence the name. Most of the remaining stave churches in Norway were built between 1150 and 1350."

The Røldal Stave Church is one of only 28 remaining Stave churches in Norway. Inside the church is a crucifix from around 1250 that is said to sweat once a year, on July 6, with miraculous healing power.

If you are a history lover, then I highly recommend visiting Røldal Stave Church!! There is an entrance fee, but it is worth the price. It truly is a Religious and Architectural Treasure from the Middle Ages!! A beautiful sight in the amazing country of Norway!!

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

A classical wood building, besides the road. With easy free parking. A ticket is needed to visit from inside. You can buy it in a building with reestrooms and bar. The complex includes a museum and a small walk around. Guided tours in some days and hours.

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Very nice to spend here some time and see and read how old this is, 1250 AD. Impressive to see how they build this and with the graveyard in front a place of serenity and rest.

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The church looks nice on the inside and outside. I like all the paintings on the inside, it's not like any other church I have seen. Nice place to take a break when you're on the road.

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Reviewed 14 August 2016

The 13th Century Roldal Stave Church was the most interesting of the three stave churches we visited on a trip to Norway. To start with, it is still in use, so a living monument, rather than an historical artefact. The pained interior and miracle cross were interesting sidelights. And finally, the information sheets (in several languages) made it easier to appreciate the history of the church. Recommended.

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