Nidaros Cathedral is the cathedral of the city of Trondheim in Trøndelag county in Norway.
Construction of the cathedral began in 1070 on the burial site of Saint Olaf, who fell in the Battle of Stiklastadir (1030) , and it was completed around 1300. In the Middle Ages and from 1818 to 1906, Nidaros Cathedral was the coronation site of the Norwegian kings. Seven kings were crowned and ten were buried here.
The reconstruction of the monument began in 1869 and finally, completed in the 1900s, officially ended in 2001.
Today s one of the most important churches in Norway and is considered a national shrine, the northernmost medieval cathedral is a popular tourist attraction in Trondheim, with more than 40,000 tourists from all over the world visiting each year.
Access : Coordinates: 63.4267, 10.3962 /
- Saint Olav’s Way : Today, the pilgrimage route leading to the tomb of Saint Olaf has been restored. It bears the name of Sankt Olavs vei (“the path of Saint Olaf” ). The main road, which is approximately 640 km long, starts in Oslo heading north, passes Lake Mjøsa, crosses the Gudbrandsdalen valley and the Dovrefjell mountain range, finally takes the Oppdal valley to the cathedral, in Trondheim, travelers should expect to take about 28 days to complete the pilgrimage.
- Nidaros Cathedral is the northernmost medieval cathedral, as well as the second largest, in size, in Scandinavia.
- Trondheim Cathedral is in Romanesque-Gothic style. It is an important stop for pilgrims in northern Europe.
Go next : Trondheim , the third largest city in Norway. It is also the district capital of Sør-Trøndelag.