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Sola ruin church

Oppdatert: 8. des. 2022

The Sola ruin church has been rebuilt on the ruins of the medieval church from approx.year 1120.

Sola Ruinkyrkje was built in the 12th century and was in use until 1842 when it began to decay. After this, the church stood as a ruin until it was bought by the painter Johan Bennetter in 1871. He converted the church into a residence and studio and it was used for this until 1907. After that, the church remained as a ruin.Large parts of the church were demolished during the Second World War. In the 1980s, restoration work began, a collaboration between the National Archives and Sola municipality, and today's ruined church was completed in 1995. Since then, the church has been frequently visited, and both concerts and other gatherings are organised. The church is also one of the region's most popular churches to get married in. The church has capacity for 68 people. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about tours, guiding or renting.

Tel.51 65 34 80. Email: post@solakulturhus.no

Walks

Sola offers many beautiful walking areas. See sola.kommune.no or ut.no for more information.


Other activities

Sola has a rich outdoor recreation and cultural scene, with good sports and recreation facilities. There are golf courses, motorsport tracks, outdoor fitness facilities, skateboard parks, football pitches, baseball fields and lots more.

See sola.kommune.no for more information.


Eating out

Sola has a wide and excellent range of cafés and restaurants etc. We also recommend a visit to Sola Smaksfest festival, which is held every September, to experience the area’s local food culture.


Shopping

Great shopping opportunities in Tananger, the centre of Sola and at Forus, everything from small specialist shops to large shopping centres.


What's on

A number of festivals, concerts and other cultural events are held in Sola each year. See

www.solakulturhus.no for information or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/solakulturhus


Torist information Rådhusvegen 21, 4050 Sola Tel.: +47 51 65 33 00 Open mon. - fri. 08 - 15.30 www.sola.kommune.no



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