Join our Hop On – Hop Off City Sightseeing tour that stops at the Stavanger Cathedral.
It was probably Bishop Reinald from Winchester who began to build the cathedral around 1100. The cathedral had the Swithun as a patron saint. Swithun was bishop of Winchester and then became a patron saint. The cathedral was Roman Catholic until the Protestant Reformation.
In 1272 large parts of the cathedral were destroyed in a large fire, but it was rebuilt under Bishop Arne. In 1682 King Christian V moved Stavanger’s seat to Kristiansand and the cathedral remained without bishop until 1925.
Address: Haakon VIIs gate 2, Stavanger