Stavanger Cathedral can be found just over 1km away from the Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger Hotel
. One of the city's most famous attractions, it is an important historical monument in the local area.
Stavanger Cathedral dates back to the 12th century and has a long and eventful history. Choose the Park Inn Stavanger Hotel as your hotel in Stavanger
and enjoy a short 15-minute walk to the attraction through the scenic city centre.
The history of Stavanger Cathedral
Stavanger Cathedral, known to Norwegians as Stavanger domkirke, is the oldest cathedral in Norway. Records date the foundation of the cathedral to between 1123 and 1128, with construction finishing in 1150. The first bishop is believed to be a Benedictine monk from Winchester, England, named Bishop Reinald and today the cathedral is part of the Diocese of Stavanger.
In the late 13th century, Stavanger Cathedral suffered heavy fire damage but was rebuilt and enlarged in Gothic architectural style. In the 1860s, the cathedral underwent further alterations that caused it to lose its medieval appearance, but these changes were largely reversed in the mid-20th century. The most recent renovation was conducted in 1999.
Today, many visitors to Stavanger Cathedral come to see the work of craftsman Andrew Lawrenson Smith, a 17th-century Scottish craftsman who played a leading role in the Stavanger Renaissance.
Major attractions near the Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger Hotel
In addition to the iconic Cathedral, the Park Inn Hotel in Stavanger puts visitors close to a number of attractions in the local area. These include Pulpit Rock
, Stavanger Oil Museum and the sights of Old Stavanger.
Book your accommodation at the Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger Hotel.