Built in 1475, work was completed in 1496 and the chapel was built on the model of the Riom Sainte-Chapelle. As a Sainte-Chapelle, it housed a relic of the Passion of Christ, a thorn in his crown.
Built at the beginning of the 18th century, inspired by Rome.
This cathedral succeeds three previous cathedrals, the last of which was razed to the ground after a French bombardment in 1554.
A romaneque church from the 12th century, the place of worship has an almost square choir, a semi-circular apse and a rectangular nave. The vault is inlaid with original ceramic pots to improve the acoustics.
Akershus Castle Church is the main church of the armed forces. In all probability, there has been a church or chapel on the fortress since the time of Håkon V Magnusson in the early 14th century. The present church is located in the south wing of Akershus Castle, where parts of the first floor were converted into a church after a fire in 1527. After the fire, the entire south wing was used as a church. In the years 1738-1740, a major restoration was carried out. The interior was modified again around 1820. In 1920 the church was partially restored by Holger Sinding-Larsen.
The Åknes Chapel is a wooden chapel dating from 1873. It was built in a rectangular form according to the plans of architects Tobias Flottorp and Gard Ekså.
Åkra church in Kvinnherad is a wooden church built in 1735. The church has a long plan and 225 seats.
The Åkra new church was consecrated in 1985 by Bishop Sigurd Lunde. It is a 'working church', which means that it can be used for purposes other than worship.
Åkra old church is a wooden church from 1821. The church was extended in 1852 and given a porch in 1899.
Aksdal church was completed in 1995 in Tysvær. The church was designed by architect Stein Jarle Helgeland.
Cemeteries serve as places of eternal rest for the deceased, but they also nourish the living with the historical events, cultural trends and artistic movements and beliefs of the past. The style, history, and peculiarity of the following cemeteries make them some of the most unique in Europe.
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