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Nore Stave Church


Nore Stave Church was built ca 1200 A.D. The Church was built with galleries, a chancel and cross naves - an architectural style that was unique in Europe during the Middle Ages. The Church also has a central mast, that was originally the support for a tower, mostly likely containing church bells. The walls and ceiling of the interior are decorated with murals, among them scenes from the bible presented as riddles! Church services are held during the summer and a concert is arranged on Olsok, the anniversary of St Olaf's death (July 29th). The church is owned by Fortidsminneforeningen.