Valberg Tårnet - Stavanger, Norway
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob
N 58° 58.316 E 005° 43.876
32V E 312098 N 6541522
Quick Description: The Valberg Tower (Valbergtårnet) as it stands today, was built in 1853 as a watch tower.
Location: Rogaland, Norway
Date Posted: 10/27/2011 3:04:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMCYTJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 17

Long Description:

Valberg Tower

«The Valberg Tower (Valbergtårnet) as it stands today, was built in 1853 as a watch tower. The tower is 26. 5 meters tall. It lays in the middle of the city on a height looking over the town centrum. It was most likely built upon the ruins of an older watch tower.

The eight-sided tower was designed by the Norwegian architect Christian Grosch who also designed the Norwegian Royal Palace and the ol' toll house in Stavanger.

Several fires have haunted the city up through the ages. The largest was most likely in 1860 after the tower was built - 210 houses burned down leaving more than 2000 people homelss.

Today the tower is used as a private art gallery presenting contempory art by local and national artists.»

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