Gamle Stavanger, Stavanger

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    WALK "OLD STAVANGER"

    by balhannah Updated Aug 28, 2012

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    This is the historic center of Stavanger and includes several artisan workshops and the Norwegian Canning Museum. It is known as Gamle Stavanger, which means Old Stavanger in Norwegian. There are said to be 173 white cottages dating from the 1800's in this area. It is the largest surviving wooden house settlement in northern Europe.
    I really enjoy wandering along the cobblestoned streets of this shopping area. It's fairly compact, and has lots of beaut wooden buildings and shops to browse. It is a beautiful area and is located close to the Port where the Cruise ships moor.

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    Gamle Stavanger

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Oct 31, 2005

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    You can't leave Stavanger without to see the Gamle Stavanger, the ancient Stavanger. This is the oldest side of the town and you can see many old white wooden houses built in the 18th century with small streets with rocks. To make a walk in this part of the town is like to come back to the time in fact you can feel the ancient atmosphere of the town. Today Gamle Stavanger is full of artists and you can buy paintings, potteries, jewels and much more.

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    More Gamle Stavanger

    by Igraine Updated Jul 11, 2005

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    More scenic streets in Gamle Stavanger this time with a glimpse of the sea. The sea is close wherever you are in this city.
    This whole area screams to be put on camera its very scenic from every angle.

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    Enjoy a stroll in the old city

    by knerten Updated Mar 6, 2005

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    If you have the time, this is a must see in Stavanger. Not may old houses here, Bergen has a lot more, but it's a very welcome break from the city nearby. Cobblestoned streets and narrow alleys make for great photo opportunities.

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  • Gamle Stavanger (Old Stavanger)

    by Jonesy77 Written Apr 9, 2004
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    The old town, Gamle Stavanger, lies to the north-west of the city centre. A little belt of small, white wooden houses winds its way northwards up the hillside above V?gen. The area was under threat of demolition some years ago, but thanks to a group of enthusiasts the project was stopped and the whole area preserved. Present buildings date from 1830-1890.

    It's a really area to walk around in.

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    Walking around the historic Old Town

    by shiran_d Updated Jul 21, 2003

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    Old Houses

    Very close to the harbor is an area of very nice, very old, wooden houses and shops.

    The streets are made of cobbles and very narrow. The buildings are white with dark trim. Here and there a window. The ceilings are 7 feet or less. These rooms were built to contain heat during the long, dark Norweigian winters.

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    Take a stroll in Gamle...

    by jonkb Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Take a stroll in Gamle Stavanger (Old Stavanger)
    These old white houses takes you to another time with horses instead of cars. But please remember that people live in these houses, so do show some respect for their privacy.

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    White fairy-tale

    by Liolio Written Jan 12, 2006

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    The old streets with completely white houses made me feel like in a white fairy-tale. It is fascinating all this whiteness and nice flowers in the yards or windowsills. Good place for walking.

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    Gamle Stavanger

    by bambino36 Written Sep 3, 2004

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    Street in Gamle Stavanger

    Next to the Harbor it's possible to find houses from the 19th century that have been preservered as "Old Stavanger" (or "Gamle Stavanger" in Norwegian).

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    Old Stavanger

    by Igraine Written Oct 19, 2003

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    The old city of Stavanger is very pretty to walk through. All houses are white and made of wood and very well preserved, they date from the 1800?s.

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    Walking around the historic Old Town

    by shiran_d Written Jul 21, 2003

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    Old Town

    Stepping up from the harbor is the Old Town of Stavanger.

    Plenty strong legs are needed to make the climb.
    It is a nice place to get a good view of the old and harbor.

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