Stavanger Sights and Landmarks Guide, Norway
The city of Stavanger boasts of many breathtaking sights adored by many tourists around the world. It is an ideal destination for people who want a good mix of history and nature. Although Stavanger has been an urban center, it has successfully preserved its history and culture through Stavanger Sights. After knowing what these attractions are, one may compare and contrast it with those of Esbjerg Sights in Denmark.
Stavanger Sights – Famous Landmarks
Many tourists would find themselves in awe when visiting the most famous landmarks in Stavanger. The city has several of the finest tourist attractions that many past visitors have been buzzing about.
Pulpit Rock. Also known as the Preikestolen, this natural rock formation is considered one of the city’s most overwhelming tourist spots. This 25 sq. m. plateau is situated more than half a kilometer above the sea. It is believed that the Pulpit Rock was used as a place of sacrifice.
Swords in Rock. This mind-blowing monument is made up of three massive bronze swords. They are around 10 meters tall, one slightly taller and bigger than the other two. The swords serve as a symbol of the unification of Norway into one kingdom during the 9th century. They are also a sign of peace.
Stavanger Sights – Museums
The striking famous landmarks of Stavanger are partnered with some notable museums to provide visitors an exceptional time while in the city. Tourists have many great museums to choose from, some old ones and some new ones.
Museum of Archaeology. This museum is probably the most comprehensive one in the city. It focuses on both the interdisciplinary study and environmental archaeology. The museum also functions to preserve archaeological and scientific artifacts and analyze different fossils and historical objects. Its displays are collections of historical artifacts from the Rogoland county, photographs, and graphic designs.
Breidablikk. This mansion was owned by a 19th century merchant and was constructed by Henrik Nissen. Surprisingly, Breidablikk is perfectly preserved and provides visitors with a glimpse of the 19th century life of the middle class Norwegians. The mansion’s style is of Swiss, gothic and romantic influences and its interior is a blend of gothic, baroque and rococo styles. Apart from the mansion, visitors can also explore the English style park and the barn, where displays of farming instruments and horse-drawn carriages are found.
Stavanger Sights – Recreational Sites
Stavanger is an ideal setting for leisure activities. Many tourists will find time to relax in these places when visiting the city.
Solastraden. The Sola Beach, as others know it, is a perfect destination during the summer season. It is a very accessible beach since it is located near the city’s airport. Aside from swimming, visitors can also surf to the small waves of the sea or explore the remains of the defenses used during the World War II.
Lysefjord. Stavanger is a popular hiking site and Lysefjord is just the perfect place to go to do this activity. A long walk through these rocks is very rewarding because of the spectacular scenery.
Sandnes Sights is a blend of the magnificence and pleasures in the area. These destinations are as majestic as Aalborg Sights in Denmark.
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