It may sound a bit weird, but this New Church ("Nykirken") as it is called, dates back to 1621. It was so named since there were already many several-hundred years old stone churches around the harbour (Bergen was officially founded in 1070, but a trading site were located there before that). Several of them still exist. It might also be said that it deserves it name since it has been rebuilt and restructured several times - the last time after major destruction during WW2.
The church was built upon the foundation of the Archbishop's residence. Some of these walls are still visible. The second shot is from part of this.
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