Søsterkirkene are two medieval stone churches located side by side. The largest church is called Nicolaikirken, and the smaller is called Mary Church. Nikolaikirken is called after the bishop Nikolaus of Bari, the patron saint of the traveler, and the Mary Church after Jesus’ mother. The two churches of Granavollen are an impressive landmark high and free over the village, and have a mysterious history.
Today, only at Granavollen we find two medieval churches so close to the same cemetery in Norway. Granavollen has been a gathering place through the centuries, both in the pre-Christian and Christian times. One of the oldest discoveries of Christian times here is a runestone from the 9th century.
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