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Visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo

Vigeland Sculpture Park
Vigeland Sculpture Park. Credit: Flickr / Doug Kerr

Besides history and culture, Oslo in Norway, Europe offers its visitors a visual treat. The most populated city and the capital of Norway keep hidden, its most exciting spots among the city’s most countless bars, restaurants, and nightlife. We have written about one such place, called the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, which is truly unique and a must visit for any art lover.

Obsessed with the human form, whether basic actions or taking an abstract view, Gustav Vigeland created over 200 sculptures all of which reside in the park to this day. Built from 1939 – 1949 and located along near Frogner Park, the Vigeland Sculpture Park is a well-known spot for picnics among the locals.

Vigeland Sculpture Park
Vigeland Sculpture Park.Credit: Flickr / Nicholas Ng

Set along an 850 metre long axis, the most notable sculptures are ‘The Monolith’– dubbed as the focal point of the park, ‘The Fountain’– which was to be originally placed in front of the Norwegian Parliament, ‘Man Attacking Flying Babies’– an abstract creation which represents the centerpiece and ‘The Wheel of Life’– a sundial located at the very end of the 850 metre long axis.

Vigeland Sculpture Park
Vigeland Sculpture Park. Credit: Flickr / Roger W

Although most of the sculptures are of naked men, women, and children, it is a beautiful sight to behold. The wonderfully done sculptures serve as a beautiful visual reminder to appreciate the human form. It represents the life work of Gustav Vigeland, and you can explore the natural scenery which will allow you to take a look at the legacy the great artist has left behind.

Vigeland Sculpture Park
Vigeland Sculpture Park. Credit: Flickr / Bhupal Adhikari

While it may be hard to miss, don’t forget to add this to your list of places to visit in Oslo. Check out the local tours and attraction spots for a more wholesome experience.

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Anuj Agarwal
Hi Oslo.com Team, My name is Anuj Agarwal. I'm Founder of Feedspot. I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Oslo.com has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 10 Norway Travel Blogs on the web. https://blog.feedspot.com/norway_travel_blogs/ I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 10 Norway Travel Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this! Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog. Best, Anuj

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