Nidaros Cathedral

Nidaros Cathedral

An unavoidable tourist attraction in Trondheim is Nidaros Cathedral. This is a gothic style building that will attract your attention at the first sight. According to the legend, the inner altar of the cathedral stands exactly on the place where King Olav II Haraldsson, the founder of Trondheim, was buried. After his death, King Olav II was proclaimed a saint, and the Nidaros Cathedral became a national shrine after its construction.

The cathedral was built about 230 years ago; The initial works begun in 1070 and the cathedral was completed in 1300. It was destroyed in fires several times, which is why major restorations were necessary starting from 1869; all works were officially completed in 2001. The stained glass windows in the cathedral date back to the beginning of the 20th century. The windows on the north and south sides show scenes from the Old and New Testaments, made on a blue and red background.

  • Nidaros is the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world.
  • The oldest preserved objects of the Cathedral date back to the XII century
Entrance fee for Nidaros Cathedral
Regular ticket price 8 €
Reduced ticket price: 5 € - for students and pensioners
Reduced ticket price: 3 € - for children
Opening hours of Nidaros Cathedral
The working hours of the cathedral are from Monday to Saturday from 09am to 2 pm, on Sundays from 09 am to 5 pm.

Author of the text:

Maja Glavaš, Bachelor with Honours in Communicology. Works in Tourism.
Contact: [email protected]; instagram: travel_europe1

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