Old Stavanger, Stavanger

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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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  • 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 »
  • This is a must see for tourists from abroad. You can take beautiful pictures here and take in the unique atmosphere. But PLEASE remember - these are people's private homes. Do not look in through...  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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