One of the free attractions to see in Oslo is the Vigeland Park. Vigeland is one of the top attractions in Oslo. The Park is open to the visitors 24 hours all year, hosting more than 200 naked statues!
What can you see in Oslo on a budget? The Vigeland Park in Norway is hosting more than 200 naked statues.
- Frogner Park is the largest park in the city and covers 45 hectares. The Park is the most popular tourist attraction of Norway, with between 1 and 2 million visitors each year.
- The Vigeland Park is a sculpture park located within Frogner Park. Vigeland Park sculptures are made from bronze, granite and wrought iron. The Park statues show different stages of human life from childhood, adult life, parent life, family and partner relations.
- The sculpture installation is the world’s largest sculpture park made by a single artist, Gustav Vigeland. Gustav Vigeland was a Norwegian sculptor widely known for having made the Vigeland park, a sculpture installation popular among tourists and locals in Oslo. Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) is Norway’s most famous sculptor.
- The sculpture area in Frogner Park covers 80 acres (320,000 m2) and features 212 bronze and granite sculptures. The sculpture park consists of the Fountain, the Monolith and the Bridge.
- The Vigeland Park Monolith depicts 121 figures, women, men and children on the top of the column. The construction of the massive monument began in 1924, the transferring of the figures began in 1929 and took 14 years to accomplish. The sculpture depicts women and men of different ages, the top of the Monolith is crowned with children. The sculpture expresses the human longing and striving for spirituality.
- Sinnataggen – The Angry Boy is one of the most popular sculptures in the Sculpture Bridge of the Vigeland Park. The majority of the tourists hold Sinnataggen’s hand for good luck!
- Gustav Vigeland worked on the sculptures over almost 20 years, from 1924 to 1943, and donated his sculptures to the city of Oslo.
- The sculpture of the Running Boys raising their hands is one of the statues featuring in the park’s bridge.
- The statues of Vigeland Park depict life and ageing. One of the most compelling sculptures is the statue of an adult male dropping and kicking four babies.
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Vigeland Park Museum: There is a museum on-site. The Vigeland Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm.
Vigeland Park address: Nobels gate (street) 32, south of Vigeland Park, Frogner.
ACCESS: Tram 12 or bus 20 to the Vigeland Park.
TICKET TO THE MUSEUM: 100 NOK
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Every statue in Vigeland Park has a different story! You will be touched and feel what the sculptures show you from joy, sadness to anger and love.Tweet
This post was most recently updated on May 22nd 2020.