Old Aker Church

Situated along Gudbrandsdalsleden
The Old Aker Church is the oldest building in Oslo



Akersbakken 30, 0172 Oslo




Sunday service 11.00.
Open for visits: Thursday 4pm – 6pm
At other times, ask at the Pilgrim Centre that is located at Akersbakken 30. Also see the website.


At the path

The church dates back to the 12th century and is a three-naved Roman-style basilica constructed from limestone mined from the area.

It has been pillaged and damaged in fires multiple times and was close to being demolished in the mid-19th century. The church's facade was restored by the arcitects H.E. Schirmer and W. von Hanno in 1861, while the interior was restored from 1950 to 1955.

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