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Sightseeing in Molde - what to see. Complete travel guide

This picturesque Norwegian town attracts tourists by the magnificence of nature and the richness of historical heritage. Walking in Molde is a true pleasure, because you will find so many wonderful monuments and buildings there. While moving from one attraction to another, you can visit numerous cozy cafes and restaurants, go shopping or relax on one of spacious avenues.
In Molde, there are a lot of historic buildings. One of the oldest constructions in the city is Molde Cathedral. The cathedral started to be built in 1661. The original building was built of … Open
It seems that this town is simply created for unhurried walks. The symbol of the city is a fountain called "The Girl with Roses”, which is located near the town hall. An interesting fact about Molde – you will really see so many roses in this town even though the climate here is rather severe. The sculpture in the center of the complex of fountains depicts a beautiful girl who is holding a large bouquet of roses. The fountain was opened in 1971.
The Cathedral, which can be found near a shopping square, is the most important architectural attraction of Molde. The height of the bell tower is 50 meters, so it is perfectly visible from all parts of the town. The cathedral was built in the middle of the 20th century, and this building was the work of the architect Finn Breen. Prior to that a small wooden church built in the 17th century was located in the place of the snow-white cathedral. The interior of the cathedral is no less elegant than its appearance. The halls are decorated with beautiful murals and stained glass. Copyright
In Molde, there are not so many entertainment centers, so tourists just walk and go sightseeing. In the surroundings of the city, there are beautiful natural sites. In the warm season, more … Open
The most unusual architectural structure of Molde is, perhaps, the local town hall, which was built in 1966. At a glance there is nothing unusual in this building; however, the most unusual part of the town hall is its roof as a beautiful rose garden is opened there. To admire the magnificent scenery from above, go to the Varden observation area. From this place visitors will enjoy panoramic views of the town, snow-capped mountain peaks and ferries that look really tiny from such height.
Moldefjord I A beautiful place for walks will be the observation deck Varden. From the area in which it is located, once began the tourist beautification of the city. Today, at an altitude of 407 meters, the observation deck allows you to look at all the important city sights from a height, and in clear weather you can see 222 mountain peaks from it.
1. In Molde, climatic conditions are quite mild and not typical for Norway, so it is comfortable to visit the city at any time of the year. In winter, interesting events dedicated to the New … Open
In the immediate vicinity of the city, there is an interesting natural attraction - a marble cave, which is often called the Troll Church. This cave, thanks to properly equipped illumination, looks like an illustration of a fairy tale. For the convenience of visitors, special pedestrian bridges and observation platforms were built in it. Not far from the cave is the beautiful Mardalsfossen Waterfall. The height of the cascade is 297 meters. The path to the waterfall lies in very beautiful natural places. Guests of Molde can admire these natural attractions only in the warm season.
One of the main activities of locals for several hundred years has been fishing. On the island of Hjertöyä, it is possible to visit a museum dedicated to this fishery. The variety of its exhibits is incredibly great, from the surviving examples of old fishing boats, to the various intricate devices that local fishermen used during the fishery a few hundred years ago.
On the market square of Molde, there is a very beautiful saxophonist sculpture made of bronze. This place is considered one of the most romantic in the city. Behind the bronze musician, there is a large observation deck with a wonderful view of the fjords and mountains. This monument was established in 1992. It became a gift to the city on the 250th anniversary. Now the beautiful monument reminds locals and tourists about the annual cultural event - the International Jazz Festival, which has been held in Molde for many years.
Walks on the Romsdal Peninsula, are very popular among visitors with children. On its territory is an interesting museum in the open air. It is stylized as an old fishing village. In each of the miniature wooden houses is hidden an interesting collection of exhibits. Here you can see items of antique utensils and national costumes, and also visit a nice fish restaurant or go fishing with a guide.
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National and city parks around Molde
♥   World Heritage Site 'West Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord' , 70.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Reinheimen' , 80 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Breheimen' , 109.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Jostedalsbreen' , 119.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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From the series “Most Spectacular Mountain Roads”
In the centre of the mountain highway there is a bridge over a waterfall Stigfossen. In order to cross the bridge successfully one will require considerable proficiency. It’s worth mentioning that in some places the width of the road is a little more than 3 meters so travelling on buses and large trucks is prohibited. The road is open for driving from mid-May till October. It is incredibly dangerous in winter and is closed until the snow melts completely. … Read further

Storseisundet Brug

From the series “The Most Unusual and Strange Bridges on Earth”
Although the bridge seems very dangerous, driving over it while keeping the caution and the speed limit is maximally comfortable and safe. From the outside Storseisundet Bridge reminds a bit of the roller coaster. From the other angle, the design looks incredibly beautiful and elegant. The strange bridge is not only very secure but also very solid. For several years, the construction has been spilling the stormy, cold winds and stormy storms. … Read further
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