"Gol stave church" Gol Things to Do Tip by Diana75
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The Gol church, dated to 1212, entered in king’s possesion during the Lutheran reformation, 1536-1537 and was subsequently sold in 1723 in order to raise funds for the Nordic wars.
Bought by two farmers, in 1880 it was decided that the church should be demolished due to the fact that it had become too small for the number of people in the parish.
Saved by the "Fortidmindesmerkeforeningen" (Association for Preservation of Old Structures in Norway), the church was dismantled and moved to Oslo.
With the permission of King Oscar II the church was re-erected in 1885 on the Royal Farm on Bygdoy, the island that today is housing the Norwegian Folkesmuseum.
The full-size replica in Gol has been built in 1994.
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