Oslo City Hall, Norway | Everyday May

“A great place to visit if you are going to Oslo on a budget”

IMG_0719Oslo was the first stop on my European tour adventure with my travel pal, Lauren. Tbh, we decided to visit because the flights were super cheap, and also because “The Scream” was said to be in one of Oslo’s museums. Although it was way more expensive than we anticipated, I’m glad we visited!

The City Hall was a personal highlight of Oslo for me. It sounds like a really nerdy and boring place to visit, but if you love art and architecture, it’s really beautiful. From the outside, the building looks like a really awful 70’s British building, and I think it’s quite ugly. Don’t let this put you off – it’s what’s on the inside that matters, ammiright?

IMG_0692It’s FREE entry, which is awesome considering everything in Oslo is so expensive. I’d say we were here for about an hour, because not only can you look in the main hall (pictured above), but you can actually walk about all the different meeting rooms and the court rooms. We were really lucky when we went because there was an American tour guide showing this couple around, so we followed them and found out loads of cool stuff about the building, Oslo’s royal family and the art for free. We just pretended we didn’t understand English. I mean, when travelling on a budget, you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.IMG_0667Each room has it’s own theme or colour palette, making every room individual and unique. The above photo was taken in the main hall as you walk in. The art featured in this room is quite abstract, and the paintings cover the entire walls. Even though not all of them have paintings on them, the flooring and ceilings are artsy, made from beautifully coloured materials or patterns to tie in with the room’s aesthetic.

Here are some more of the stunning rooms we had a nosey about:IMG_0686If you’re into art, it’s a really great location because the attention to detail is immense. In general, Oslo is quite an artsy city – definitely something I noticed when we visited. There are loads of galleries and museums to visit, as well as stunning architecture all around the city.IMG_0702You could look around City Hall a hundred times and find something new to look at each time. It’s truly beautiful and a great place to visit if you are going to Oslo on a budget.IMG_0697On another note, the location of City Hall is a great place to visit if you are after souvenirs or Norwegian products, because there are some beautiful shops situated around the building and on the walk from the underground station. IMG_0717I would definitely recommend a visit to City Hall if you have the chance, purely because it’s a beautiful building to mooch around. Plus, there are some awesome Instagram opportunities, eyyy!

 

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Have you visited Oslo? What did you get up to?

Let me know in the comments!

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