Gamle Stavanger, Stavanger

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Get a taste of Norway's past at Gamle 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 Gamle Stavanger visit and explore what else you can see and do in Stavanger using our Stavanger route planner.
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  • A totally pleasant district with small, quaint houses that were nearly destroyed. Nice gardens dot the area. Very picturesque, including views of the adjacent harbor. 
    A totally pleasant district with small, quaint houses that were nearly destroyed. Nice gardens dot the area. Very picturesque, including views of the adjacent harbor.  more »
  • A really cute and walkable area of old town. There are a few hills, so those with mobility issues may want to stick to the main road and not venture up/down the steeper side streets. We had a lovely.....  more
    A really cute and walkable area of old town. There are a few hills, so those with mobility issues may want to stick to the main road and not venture up/down the steeper side streets. We had a lovely.....  more »
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  • Gamle Stavanger is one the most interesting spots in the city. it is a lovely neighborhood composed by beautiful, neat white houses in typical Norwegian style. You can see wonderful, well treated gardens and lots of proud flags from Norway. Recommend
  • This lovely historic district of Stavanger, Norway is a must see during your visit. Its architecture is very iconic. There are many artisans and shops tucked away in the cobbled streets. It's very picturesque.

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