Urnes Stavkirke is a stave church near Lustrafjorden in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway.
Stave Churches in Norway: Reinli Stave Church
Norwegian Stave Churches: Reinli
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Garmo stave church originally came from Garmo in Lom in Oppland county. It was built circa 1150 on the site of a previous church believed to have been built in 1021 by a Viking chieftain. The church consists of 17th and 18th century inventory with a pulpit from Romsdalen. In 1730, it was expanded into a cruciform church in the timber.
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Reinli Stavkirke... The "Stavkirke," or ancient wooden churches of Norway, are in their way almost unique among the ecclesiastical buildings of Europe. Their age and carvings are remarkable.