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Alta Church, Alta

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Alta Church (Norwegian: Alta kirke) is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Alta Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. It is located in the Bossekop area in the town of Alta. It is one of the churches for the Alta parish which is part of the Alta prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland. The white, wooden church was built in a long church style in 1858 using plans drawn up by the architect Stephen Henry Thomas. The church seats about 230 people.
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  • I went for a visit but the guide was unavailable. I was given a free look around and brought a coffee. Frankly its a 10 minute visit without help as whilst an attractive structure its pretty plain... 
    I went for a visit but the guide was unavailable. I was given a free look around and brought a coffee. Frankly its a 10 minute visit without help as whilst an attractive structure its pretty plain...  more »
  • Worth a visit to see the inside as well as the outside. we did it in snow which made it look even better 
    Worth a visit to see the inside as well as the outside. we did it in snow which made it look even better  more »
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  • Det enere bygg som sto igjen i Alta rettsted etter brenningen av Nord-Troms og Finnmark i 1944.
  • Alta kirke er en langkirke fra 1858 i Alta kommune, Finnmark fylke. Kirken er soknekirke i Alta sokn i Alta prosti. Byggverket er i tømmer og har 230 plasser. Arkitekt for kirken var Stephen Henry Thomas. Adkomst til stedet som er et velkjent turistmål er via E6 og E45. Kirken, som ble innviet i 1858 av biskop Knud Gislesen, er den eldste bygningen i Alta sentrum. Det første orgelet ble innviet pinsedagen 1880. I sluttfasen av andre verdenskrig ble kirken sterkt ramponert, og først julaften 1945 kunne kirken igjen tas i bruk. Den er siden utbedret flere ganger, senest i 2005/06. Alta kirke er en av få kirker som ble spart under brenningen av Finnmark under andre verdenskrig i 1944.

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