A few months ago I was lucky to meet Oslo. The Norwegian capital is full of corners that made me fall in love with this city. Its cold climate also contributed to it, since during the days of August that I spent in it the thermometers marked maximum temperatures of 20 degrees. So it is nice to sightsee in the summer!
I find it hard to choose which places I liked the most in this city. I have chosen five that really conquer. For the charm of its buildings, of nature, for the history that you live in them. If you want, another day I will tell you others, but at the moment we are going with these to open our mouths.
1.- The Oslo Opera
The first afternoon we decided to take a quick and easy walk to locate ourselves and have an initial contact with the city. And we walked for 10 kilometers. We were amazed at everything we encountered. The Oslo Opera House was a place we visited that afternoon and we came back to more times after. Highlights its location and its design. Climbing up to the roof is a real treat, with the city and the Oslo Fjord at your feet. For the next visit it will be time to see this cool building inside ...
2.- Vigeland Park
Vigeland Park is a space with many green areas in which groups of people gather around a portable barbecue where they make their food. A scene that you will see a lot in this location. The sculptures the Norwegian Gustav Vigeland are the main protagonists; they are everywhere and the angry child, for example, is one of the most photographed. The Monolith is another of the most famous. In total there are about 200 granite, wrought iron and bronze sculptures.
3.- Norwegian Folk Museum
Entering the Norwegian Folk Museum is immersing yourself in the history of this country in an incredible way. It is an open-air museum that is located in Bygdø and that shows the culture and traditions of different regions of Norway through 160 buildings: old houses, shops and shops. The wooden church of Gol stands out for being one of the most emblematic buildings. This medieval wooden church was built between the 12th and 13th centuries, and in 1885 it was rebuilt in this museum. Although the tour has many surprises. You will meet people dressed in period costumes and wonderful landscapes.
Another place that will make you fall in love with Oslo. The Holmenkollen ski jump It is impressive, and I don't want to imagine what it will be like to see it in snow and with people jumping! You can also enjoy a ski museum that covers 4,000 years of history of this discipline. There are exhibits inside and stunning views from the outside. This venue is located on the outskirts of the city but the metro leads there. It will only take a little walk uphill to get there. I asure you it is worth it.
5.- Fram Museum
Oslo is characterized by being a city full of museums. And it is worth visiting. If you use the Oslo Pass (Another day I will talk about it in more detail) it will be great for price My favorite was the Fram Museum. Know the history of Fram ship polar expeditions It was one of the most beautiful things on this trip. It is the toughest ship in the world and the only one that has traveled to the southernmost and northernmost parts of the planet. It was built in 1892 and inside are preserved (and can be seen) original objects that were on this ship. Essential visit if you travel to Oslo.
Visit Oslo - 5 Things You Will Love & Hate about Oslo, Norway (May 2023)
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