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Oslo Cathedral

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With beautiful dark stained-glass windows and a breathtaking depiction of the last supper, Oslo cathedral is a Lutheran church located in central Oslo. Previously known as ‘Our Saviour's Church’, Oslo cathedral serves as the main church for the Church of Norway Diocese of Oslo and is used by the Royal family and government of Norway for weddings, funerals and other public events.
Initially consecrated in the late 1600s, the downtown Oslo parish church was restored to its former baroque interior in 1950. Easy to miss due to its humble exteriors, the church must be visited by those interested in religion. A perfect break on a stroll along Karl Johan’s gate, the church boasts stained-glass windows by Emanuel Vigeland, and large ceiling murals painted by Hugo Lous Mohr just before the restoration in 1950. The church still displays the original pulpit, altar piece and organ front with acanthus carvings. Oslo Cathedral claims to be a church for everyone and aims to be traditional and open-minded at the same time. Visitors are encouraged to come as they are, and embrace the contrast between people. Mass is held in the native Norwegian on weekdays along with High mass every Sunday. Concerts can also often be found being held here. Guided tours of the church can be booked in advance.