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Røldal Stave Church


Røldal Stave Church was built in the 12th-13th century. It is best known for its miraculous crucifix, from which, legend has it, drops of water emerged every Midsummer Night. This fluid was supposed to have a curative effect. Whether anyone was actually cured of an illness is unknown. Røldal Stave Church received generous gifts from many of the pilgrims who visited it, and as a result the little village was quite wealthy during the Middle Ages. In the 1600s the interior was richly decorated with "rosemåling". The church is still in use.