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Borgund Stave Church

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Trondelag, Norway.

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The best preserved of Norway's 28 stave churches, this medieval wooden church was built at the end of the 12th century.  Borgund may have perhaps been built on the sight of another church or an old pagan temple.  It is different from other stave churches of its time because it is mostly free from the post-Reformation era decorations, except for the pulpit and altarpiece.  A medieval square-shaped baptismal font made of soapstone has been a survivor of the many centuries.

Written by  Mary Kate Alfieri.

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