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"Vigelandsparken" Vigelandsparken Tip by arantha

Vigelandsparken, Oslo: 138 reviews and 305 photos

  Vigelandsparken, Norway, 2004
by arantha

It's located in the lovely Frogner Parken and it contains the lifetime work of Gustav Vigeland (the greatest Norwegian sculptor) displayed on the 30-hectare area. You can see there 227 sculptures in total, which are mostly devoted to the theme of mankind's destiny. The most impressive (and the best known, I guess) is the Monolith (Monolitten), which has been carved from one single 14 m height granite block (you can see the picture on my intro Oslo's page). The official interpretation says that those people are drawn towards heaven, but they are not only characterised by sadness and despair, but also rapture and hope, next to a feeling of togetherness, carefully holding one another tight in this strange sense of salvation...

Address: Nobelsgate 32
Directions: Frogner Park

Take a tram no. 12 from Aker Brygge to Vigelandsparken or a bus no. 20 from Galgeberg/Skoeyen to Vigelandsparken

Phone: (+47) 23-49-37-00

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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