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About Gamle Stavanger

Gamle Stavanger is a historic place of the metropolis of Stavanger in Rogaland, Norway. The region consists in large part of restored wooden buildings which had been built in the 18th century and inside the starting of the 19th century. In the aftermath of World War II, a new metropolis plan was created for Stavanger. It protected razing most of the antique wood buildings inside the city centre, and changing them with new modern-day structures in concrete. One unmarried voice spoke up in opposition to this plan, and today it is recognized that Gamle Stavanger owes its lifestyles to Einar Heden, then City Architect of Stavanger. In 1956 the city council voted to preserve a part of the old city centre.

The region selected for conservation was the only taken into consideration the least acceptable, consisting of small rundown wood homes located at the western aspect of Vagen, the internal harbor place of Stavanger. This place has an expansion of preserved timber houses relationship from both the 19th and twentieth century. Some of the homes are owned through the municipality, but maximum are privately owned. Over the years the region has changed from seedy to modern, and nowadays is taken into consideration a desire location for the city-minded with a feel of records.

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