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Urnes Stave Church

Ornes, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

About Urnes Stave Church

Urnes Stave Church (Urnes Stavkirke) is an excellent and oldest surviving example of this genre of medieval wooden architecture, a fact which has made it the only stave church to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Built from 1150, Urnes Stave Church was the private church of an affluent family.