Gol Stave Church was built around 1200, and it is one of 28 remaining stave churches in Norway.
The church was built during the age of Catholicism in Norway. After the Reformation in 1537, it was altered over time in order to accommodate the Lutheran liturgy. The term “stave church” refers to the staves, or posts, that support the roof. The church was moved from Gol in Hallingdal to Bygdøy where it underwent extensive restoration. Borgund Stave Church served as a model for the restoration.
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