ARCHITECT, Norwegian
(active after 1070 in Trondheim)

Interior view

begun 1070
Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim

The two most important cathedrals in Norway are in Trondheim (begun 1070) and Stavanger (begun c. 1130). Both owe much to English architecture. The flattened choir of the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, which is the longest church in Scandinavia (106 meters), is connected to an octagon containing the grave of St. Olaf (d. 1030); it is reminiscent of the rotunda at the top of the choir in Canterbury Cathedral.

The photo shows the three-section structure of the walls of the north transept arm.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.