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Stavanger

Stavanger Concert Hall

Stavanger Concert Hall is the main cultural arena for the Stavanger region. The concert hall opened in September 2012. The programme is exciting and...


Stavanger

Rogaland Theatre

Welcome to convincing performances on our four theatre stages. Tickets and programme information available from the ticket office.


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Stavanger

Alexander Kielland (1849 - 1906)

Alexander Lange Kielland was born in Stavanger on the 18th of February 1849. He belonged to one of the oldest merchant families in Stavanger, and he grew up in one of the city's most wealthy homes.


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Stavanger

Broken Column

Stavanger has a special sculpture project, Antony Gormley's "Broken Column". It consists of 23 cast iron figures placed to give the appearance of an imaginary...


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Stavanger

Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie was established in October 1987 and is one of Stavanger's best music venues, and it is an alternative Rock pub. It also has a status of nightclub.


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Eigersund

Egersund church

The site of the beautiful 17th century cruciform church, which was originally known as Heidningeholmen, has always been a sacred and important place. During...


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Eigersund

Egersund town centre

Egersund town has one of the best preserved wooden house settlements in Norway. Large parts of the town are now designated an area of special historic...


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Eigersund

Eigerøy lighthouse

Established in 1853-54, it has one of Europe’s most powerful lights. The lighthouse was built to ensure safety of the shipping traffic along the coast. It was...


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Klepp

Ein plass for poesi

Monument about the author Åse-Marie Nesse (1934-2001) from Kleppe. She wrote novels and poems both for adults and children. Åse-Marie Nesse was a recognized translator of German litterature to Norwegian.


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Sola

Erling Skjalgsson monument

Erling Skjalgsson monument is sited near the Ruinkirken. The monument was erected in memory of Erling Skjalgsson (975-1028), Solas most famous 'son'. Erling...


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Klepp

Feistein Lighthouse

Feistein Lighthouse is situated on an island 2 km west of Sele marina and was lit for the first time in 1859 - when it was simply mounted in a tower on top of...


Copyright © Monica Larsen, Region Stavanger

Rennesøy

Fjøløy fortress and Fjøløy lighthouse

Cultural and recreational area for the public. The area is now facilitated with a universally designed path. You can discover interesting Norwegian war history...


Copyright © Lysefjorden Utvikling

Forsand

Flørli

Flørli. During the last 100 years Flørli has been transformed from a combined rural and industrial area to a cultural area. You should disembark in this...


Copyright © Alf S. Ognedal

Bjerkreim

FN-parken

The park is to commemorate fallen soldiers from Rogaland that have been in service for the UN. Located just by the E39, close to Vikeså Veiservice.


Copyright © Hege Skotheim

Klepp

Friluftshuset på Orre

At Orre recreation centre (Friluftshuset på Orre) you can find out all you need to know about the beaches of Jæren, which are scenic reserves, and the wide...


Copyright © Cristina Pettersen Carpio /RegionStavanger

Time

Fritz Røed Sculpture Park

"A song about life". Sculptor Fritz Røed (1928-2002) planned the sculpture park as a song where one verse takes the next by the hand and leads you through...


Copyright © Kirkebygg

Stavanger

Frue kulturkirke

Frue kirke (church) is built in timber and was inaugurated in 1854. Nowadays the church is mostly used for concerts.   Wednesday concerts in...


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Sandnes

Gand Church

Gand Church is a large church that for many people looks like a ski jump, situated at the top of Sandved in Sandnes. When the church was completed just over 25...


Copyright © Gudmund Rørheim

Finnøy

German fortress, Søre Vignes

German fortress, Søre Vignes, Finnøy. During World War II, Germans built a fortress at Søre Vignes. They requisitioned the farm, and built the fortress still...


Copyright © Sokndal kommune, Jan Ove Grastveit

Sokndal

Helleren and Jøssingfjord

Innermost in Jøssingfjord lie two houses below Helleren, an ancient settlement. The houses date from the end of the 1700s to the beginning of the 1800s. On...


Copyright © Region Stavanger/ Carmen Cristina Pettersen Carpio

Hitler's teeth

A reminder of World War II along Rv44 at Brusand. The cement blocks were cast to prevent allied forces from making landfall. The German forces were afraid...


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Stavanger

Humorhuset Stavangeren

Humorhuset Stavangeren is a cultural venue where cabarets, shows, comedy acts, standup comedy and much more take place. The venue has both character and soul,...


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Time

Husmannsplassen Træe

This crofter's farm and cabin, sited on the Line farm, dates from around 1780. It was in use until just after 1900. In 1997 it was thoroughly restored....


Sandnes

Høyland Church

This wooden renaissance style church built in 1842 is a fine example of the Linstow style. It has a 13th century baptismal font carved of soapstone, a 15th...


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Bjerkreim

Kløgetvedttunet

Kløgetvedttunet is an old farm from the 17-18th century that has been carefully restored. It contains a collection representing the farmer culture of this...


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Kvassheim lighthouse

Jæren Recreation Council is responsible for the organisation and running of Kvassheim Recreation Lighthouse. The former machine house has been renovated and is...


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Sokndal

Little Presteskjær Lighthouse

A cast iron lighthouse standing at the mouth of Rekefjord. Built in 1895 and automated in 1972. Formerly occupied by a lighthouse keeper and his assistant....


Copyright © Gudmund Rørheim

Finnøy

Memorial of Asgaut Olsen Regelstad

Asgaut Olsen Regelstad (1751-1847) was a delegate of the National Assembly at Eidsvoll 1814. The assembly made the constitution of Norway. Regelstad was a...


Copyright © Gudmund Rørheim

Finnøy

Memorial of Gabriel and Gustava Kielland

Gabriel and Gustava Kielland have their own memorial at the vicarage on Finnøy. Gabriel was the minister of Hesby parish from 1824 to 1837. Gustava, as the...


Copyright © Elisabeth Hauge Nordbø

Finnøy

Memorial of mathematician Niels Henrik Abel

Mathematician Niels Henrik Abel (1802-1829). By the vicarage at Finnøy at Hesby, you will find the memorial of famous mathematician Niels Henrik Abel. Abel is...


Copyright © Elisabeth Hauge Nordbø

Finnøy

Memorial of writer Alfred Hauge

Alfred Hauge Memorial is located just by Sjernarøy church. Alfred Hauge was a recognised author, born at Sjernarøy 17 October 1915. Hauge has written more than...


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Sola

Monsen House in Tananger

Monsen House in Tananger, oldest part built in 1732, was one of the first houses in the area. The house has beeb extended twice, first to east and then to...


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Nærbø church

Nærbø church was completed in 2005, designed by architect Gunnar Fossen. It is decorated by one of Norway's foremost artists, Gunnar Torvund. Christian...


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Obrestad lighthouse

Obrestad lighthouse is built of granite in 1873. The lighthouse master's residence was built in 1905, his assistant's house in 1949-50, and a family home...


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Ogna church

The church' mediaeval section dates back to around the year 1250. Originally a rectangular, long church with a nave and chancel of same widths. The oldest...


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Stavanger

Old Stavanger

Old Stavanger on the west side of Vågen comprises 173 wooden buildings from the turn of the 18th century. Most of them are small, white cottages. Stavanger has...


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Klepp

Orre old church

By Fv507 at Orre is Orre old church, built of stone in the middle of the 13th century.  The church is without tower. The wooden choir were added later.  The...


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Stavanger

Petroglyphs

In Austre Åmøy, specifically at the Meling farm, you can find the largest concentration of rock carvings in Rogaland. There are several fields in the area,...


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Randaberg

Randaberg church

Beautiful, white, wooden church built in 1845 from architect Linstow's drawings. The altarpiece dates back to 1628.


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Finnøy

Restored mill on Sevheim

In the late 13th century, the first water powered mills were introduced in Norway. At Sevheim, Finnøy, an old mill has been restored and is a good place to get...


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Sandnes

Sandnes Church

Sandnes church - This Neo-Gothic brick church was built in 1882. When the church was refurbished in 1962-63, the nave and choir were extended. The  baptismal...


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Sandnes

Skeianetunet

In the 17th century, Skeiane farmstead was a croft under Øvre Austrått. Gradually Skeiane developed into a centre for the Høyland area of Sandnes, with a...


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Sola

Sola Ruinchurch

The current church is built on the ruins of an early 12th century Roman stone church. At one time the church was transformed into a residence for the marine...


Klepp

Stangelandshelleren

Stangelandshellaren at Helleberget has been a site for human settlement since the early Stone Age. Here are ruins of a stone fortress dating back to the age of migration. Signposted access from Fv242 between Voll and Skjæveland.


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Stavanger

Stavanger Cathedral

Stavanger Cathedral is the only Norwegian cathedral from the Middle Ages that has kept its original appearance and been in continuous use. According to...


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Steinkjerringa

Steinkjerringa (the Stone Wife) or Mother Norway as it was originally called, is a sculpture in a scenic conservation area 3 km southwest of Synesvarden. The...


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Klepp

Steinstjerna and Tangarhaugen

Steinstjerna, "The Stone Star", at Sele lies in an area where there are numerous ancient graves. The star has three 10-metre long arms and is built up of...


Copyright © Cristina Pettersen Carpio

Stavanger

Swords in Rock

At Hafrsfjord we find the monument "Swords in Rock". It was here Harald Hårfagre fought a battle that united Norway into one kingdom in 872 AD. The monument...


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Sola

The burial mounds at Rege

The burial mounds at Rege date from the Bronze Age (approx. 1800-500 BC). One of the mounds has been restored. The site contained the richest haul of artefacts...


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Stavanger

The wharf houses of Stavanger

Along the harbour of Stavanger there are around 60 maritime buildings. They were built at the end of the 18th century and early 19th century, previously used...


Copyright © Region Stavanger, Carmen Cristina Pettersen Carpio

Klepp

Tinghaug - Krosshaug - Dysjane

The Tinghaug area abounds in prehistoric sites. Here you'll find not only Krosshaug, a burial mound dated 450 A.D, but Dysjane, the ruins of a circular formed...


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Randaberg

Tungenes lighthouse

The lighthouse was established in 1828 and closed in 1984. The lighouse master's house is from 1938, his assistant's house from 1957-58. There is an annex,...


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Stavanger

Ullandhaug tower

Ullandhaug tower - The telecommunications tower was built in 1964. The tower rises 64 metres on a hill 135 m above sea level. From here you have a marvellous...


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Vedafjell

This German coastal artillery complex at Sirevåg is a reminder of Word War II, built by the occupiers to defend Jæren. There are several underground corridors - bring a flashlight if you wish to explore them. Signposted from Rv44.


Copyright © Terje Tveit

Sola

Ytraberget by Hafrsfjord

At Ytraberget are the ruins of a stone fortress from the age of migration, dated 300 years before Viking times (550-1050 AD.) The fortress was probably...


Copyright © Terje Rakke

Stavanger

Øvre Holmegate - The colourful street

A colourful street in the centre of Stavanger where all buildings have been painted in fresh and vibrant colours. The colourful street #fargegata This is...


Åsenhuset

Bjerkreim

Åsenhuset - ancient farmhouse

Åsenhuset is the oldest house in Bjerkreim, and an important site of cultural heritage in Bjerkreim municipality.  The house used to be a farmhouse. It is...



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