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The Sverd i Fjell or the Three Swords Monument stands tall on the the banks of Hafrsfjord as a symbol of peace in the city. The monument is actually a bunch of three bronze swords measuring 10 meters in height. It was built in remembrance of the great war of the Vikings that was fought in the year 872. The monument is located far form the city center, but the journey here is worth it, for the structure is awe inspiring. A must go for all those interested in the rich history of the city.
Stavanger's third largest lagoon, Mosvatnet is a scenic lake which remains popular with cyclists, runners and walkers. A 3-kilometer (1.86-mile) long trail navigates around the shores of Mosvatnet and passes through the Mosvangen camping site and the Rogaland art museum. Another walking route cuts through the woodland's footbridge and passes through a beautiful swimming pool, eventually merging with the lakefront trail.
The music center of the cathedral of Stavanger or the Stavanger Domkirke, one of Norway's oldest cathedrals, the Domkirken Musikk AS is the venue of many religious concerts and choir activities in the Rogaland county. Though it is more known for its boys' choir, the center has also been the host of some prominent religious events in its history. For further information on concerts or timings please see the website.
A small, quaint lake in Stavanger, Breiavatnet is surrounded by several historical and scenic attractions. A beautiful park and the Stavanger Cathedral (Norway's oldest) are found on the lake's shore. Breiavatnet is visited by several birds including sparrows, ducks, seagulls and swans. A pleasant stroll around Breiavatnet lets you explore the stunning cathedral as well as indulge your taste buds at some amazing restaurants by the lakeside.
Built sometime in the early 12th century, the Stavanger Cathedral (Stavanger Domkirke) is an ancient Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral that is now the center of the city Diocese.
Valbergtårnet in Stavanger was a tower set up to maintain peace in the city. The tower symbolizes safety. The Vektermuseet within the tower served the guard's role.
Designed by architect C.F. von der Lippe, the Sankt Petri Church was inaugurated in 1866 by the Bishop of Kristiansand. The Church is built in a Romanesque style. Throughout the year it hosts various music performances. Please see the website for further information.
Surrounded by a lush landscape, Frøylandsvatnet is a scenic lake in Rogaland's Sandnes municipality. The lake lies to the south of the picturesque Riska town and remains a popular tourist spot. Frøylandsvatnet lake's waters merge with Hommersåkruta harbor.
Kongeparken offers loads of fun for the entire family. Here you can make your own chocolate, try Norway's biggest merry-go-round, experience 2.5 Gs of force on your body, watch shows and theater etc. The fun never stops here! All rides are free with paid entrance admission (except gambling, horseback riding and Høydeskrekk). No entrance fee for children with a height below 90 cm. No entrance fee for children visiting the park on the day of his/her birthday. Free parking is offered. Dogs are not allowed inside the park but a dog kennel is offered during the visit. A free bus is offered every Saturday, Sunday and on holidays from April to September. The bus leaves from Byterminalen in Stavanger and Rutebilstasjonen in Sandnes. You are welcome to bring your own food and there are barbecues for free use in the park.
Belonging to the medieval age, the Utstein Kloster is an ancient monastery and museum, which is a must go for all the lovers of architecture and history. This monastery is where the saints resided and followed their religion. You can take a guided tour around the complex which gives you details of the life during those times and the significance of the objects placed around the house. Do not miss looking at the dining area of the house, which has been preserved intact without any renovations. Included in the tour is the church and the garden with beech trees as old as 250 years. The venue is also rented out for various corporate and private events. The open hours vary for group and with seasons, so check the website before planing a trip.
Tysdalsvatnet is a beautiful lake with plenty of activities to make your visit memorable. One can engage in fishing. There is a good supply of fish in the waters for enthusiastic anglers. Boating is also a popular activity here. Cabins can be rented along the shores to spend the night.