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Vigelandsparken, Oslo: 138 reviews and 305 photos

  The main entrance to Vigelandsparken
by Maria_75

This is perhaps the most famous touristattraction in Oslo, and is visited by thousands of tourists all year around. Situated in Frognerparken, a beautiful park, near Majorstua.

There are 212 sculptures here in bronze and granite and several wrought iron gates. Everyone designed by Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943), and the park itself is made after drawings by Vigeland. Over an area of 80 acres, and along an 850 meter long axis are the sculptures gathered in five bigger units; hovedportalen (the main entrance), broen med barneplassen (the bridge with the children's playground), fontenen (the fountain), monolittplataaet (the monolith plateau) and livshjulet (the wheel of life).

The park was constructed over several years. By the beginning of the century some areas were open to the public, and by 1950 the last elements was in place.

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Address: Nobelsgt. 32
Directions: Take the metro, bus or tram to Majorstua.
Phone: (+47) 23 49 37 00
Website: http://www.museumsnett.no/vigelandmuseet/eindex.htm

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  • Updated Sep 30, 2004
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