Favorite thing Stavanger is a great city. I like it a lot. The city centre is quite pretty, especially the old part with its little white house built all close to each other.
In the centre of Stavanger is the Kulturhuset which you can't really miss. It's right in the heart of the city centre. It's really here that you want to go when you are looking for a cinema or a library. In the basement is the cinema which is always showing several movies. I think I skipped classes quite a few times back then to go to the cinema at strange times like 11.00 in the morning to have it empty and pay little.
In the upstairs is Stavanger's large public library where I also happily spent hours. They have a lovely travel section on different countries, and they also have a section of books in languages other than Norwegian.
Fondest memory Kulturhuset,
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