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Urnes Stave Church

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Vestlandet, Norway.

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Staves churches are medieval wooden churches built in a very distinct architectural style. Because they were constructed out of timber, a very small number have survived the centuries of disrepair and less than 30 remain in Norway today. Urnes Stave Church in Luster is a very well-preserved stave church from the early 12th century located on the picturesque Sognefjord, the world’s longest fjord.

Written by  Sarah Clise.

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“Urnes Stave Church”

The wooden church of Urnes (the stavkirke) stands in the natural setting of Sogn og Fjordane. It was built in the 12th and 13th centuries and is an outstanding example of traditional Scandinavian wooden architecture. It brings together traces of Celtic a… Read more...

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