Nørvegata 41, Alesund, Norway
+47 70 16 53 00
Ålesund Church Alesund Reviews
Ålesund church Jan 13, 2011
Ålesund church was built in 1909. When Ålesund was rebuilt after the city fire in 1904, stones were brought from Eide in the north of the county. The building is made of white, yellow and red marble and seats 800 people.
The exterior is covered with natural stone while the inside has beautiful frescoes and stained glass windows by Enevold Thømt.
The church has a long stretch of worship to symbolize the holy path ("Via Sacra") from the west towards where the sun rose in the east. This type of church has been the most common in Norway from the Middle Ages until the 1900s. Typical is that the church choir is narrower and lower than the main ship. This is found in the many neo-Gothic churches built in Norway in the second half of the 1800s.
During the summer there are various concerts in the church and last fall they formed a church choir.
The church is open during service and in the summer (1st June – 31st August) from Tuesday to Sunday 10 am – 2 pm. Entrance is free.
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