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Utstein Abbey

Utstein Abbey  is Norway’s best-preserved medieval monastery. Its located at a small island called Klosterøy (Abbey-island). The abbey, dedicated to Saint Laurence, was founded in its present location during the reign of King Magnus VI of Norway (1263-1280). It was a house of Augustinian Canons. It appears however that this community was the one previously established as St. Olav’s Abbey, Stavanger,…

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