Photographer's Note

This is my last photo of Norway. Time for new journey, new adventure, new photos... Bye, bye.

The history of Rřros, which stands in a mountainous setting, is linked to the copper mines: they were developed in the 17th century and exploited for 333 years until 1977. Completely rebuilt after its destruction by Swedish troops in 1679, the city has some 80 wooden houses, most of them standing around courtyards. Many retain their dark pitch-log facades, giving the town a medieval appearance.

Rřros Church was built in 1784, and is the only stone building in the old centre of Rřros. The church is situated on a small hill above the town centre, and can be seen from most of the surrounding area.

The first church in Rřros was built in 1650, only four years after the first smelting hut had been built - but after 130 years the church had to be replaced by a new and bigger one. Today's church is Norway's fifth largest, and seats around 1600. The construction of the church was paid for by Rřros Copper Works - and you'll notice the symbol of the Copper Works on the church tower, just above the clock.

The church is considered to be one of the most important church buildings in Norway, and is something of a symbol of Rřrřs.
UNESCO Heritage Site
I hope Pablominto will like it.

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