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Bergen Cathedral (Bergen Domkirke) description and photos - Norway: Bergen. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Bergen Domkirke.
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The Lutheran Cathedral, located in the northwestern part of the city of Bergen, was first mentioned at the beginning of the 12th century. Like the church of St. Olaf. It was at this place that the first stone temple stood.
During the reign of King Haakon VI, a Franciscan monastery was built near him. In 1537 the temple acquired the status of a cathedral. After numerous fires in the middle of the 16th century. the temple was rebuilt. In the XVII century. It was also renovated after two fires that happened here, just at that time the church spire was replaced with a turret.
During the Second Anglo-Dutch War, a cannonball was stuck in the cathedral wall, which is still there. In 1880, the Rococo interior was redesigned by the architect Christian Christie, and the cathedral got back its medieval look.
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