Old Stavanger, Stavanger

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Get a taste of Norway's past at Old Stavanger, the city's historical district and home to one of the largest collections of preserved wooden homes in the region. Dating mainly from the 18th and early 19th centuries, these Stavanger homes characterize the architectural style that once existed nationwide. The cobbled streets wind between whitewashed historical homes, numbering 173 in all. Discover the multitude of craft stores and shops that now give life to the area. Be sure to stop by the local canning museum, which demonstrates the inner workings of a typical factory in the neighborhood at the dawn of the 20th century. Plan your Old Stavanger visit and explore what else you can see and do in Stavanger using our Stavanger route planner.
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  • It is a truly magic little jewel box, and walking on these streets feels like wonderland. There are many cute shops along the way as well. You do have to pick a good time for a longer walk, as rain...  more »
  • Amazing little city I would recommend to anyone to come and see it for themselves. It's a great place for family, there is a lot to see.  more »
  • Gamle Stavanger is a quaint part of the city, which has the feel of an old wooden fishing village.
  • Very nice to walk here.

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