Historic Sites



Every city has its own unique feel and vibe, which is determined by a number of things. The local historic sites are no doubt one of the largest contributing factors to the aura that surrounds a city. When in Oslo, users recommend paying a visit to Det Norske Kongehus, in the Central Oslo area to get a feel for what truly makes up the city.


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This simple, red-brick building – Oslo's city hall – houses colorful murals and frescoes depicting aspects of Norway's history, culture, and economy. The hall and grounds feature paintings, tapestries, sculpture, and woodcarvings by such...  Read More


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Det Norske Kongehus


 

Situated near the western terminus of Karl Johans gate, Norway's 160-room royal palace dates from 1824, when King Karl Johan commissioned architect Hans Ditlev Franciscus Linstow to construct a grand, neoclassical residence on a hilltop just...  Read More


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Akershus Slott og Festning


 

The Akershus complex was originally built in 1300 as a fortress and royal residence and was later rebuilt, after a fire in 1527, as a royal Renaissance palace. Currently, it's used for state occasions. The castle is an important – and beloved...  Read More


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Nasjonaltreatret (National Theatre)


 

This century old theater is located by Karl Johans gate and plays a significant role in Norwegian culture. Productions feature mainly Norwegian plays, both traditional classics and contemporary works. Henrik Ibsen is a key figure in the...  Read More


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Central Oslo
Stortinget


 

This neo-Romanesque parliament building, completed in the mid-19th century, features lavish decorations by Norwegian artisans. The park in front of the building – along Karl Johans gate – is one of Oslo's busiest summertime sites....  Read More


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