As the series of HBO Explore videos comes closer to its end, we invite you to discover the Norwegian capital, Oslo. This city has a whole millennia of history! You can travel across the centuries just by walking around the city center.
Starting from the Akershus Fortress, originally built as a medieval fortified castle around 1300 and rebuilt in a renaissance style in the 1600’s, walk along the fjord to Aker Brygge and Tjueholmen with its little beach, new restaurants, cafés and modern apartments, and stop by Astrup Fearnley museum. Then turn and walk towards the Royal Palace, that can be visited during summer, and take a few minutes to enjoy the garden.
From the Royal Palace, walk down Karl Johans gate, Oslo’s main street, to pass by the City Hall, the Norwegian Parliament, Stortinget, the Grand Hotel and many other historic buildings, until you reach the Oslo’s Central Station, or if you already feel like a local, Oslo S.
Just behind the station is Bjørvika, opening the city once again to the fjord. In addition to modern buildings and its business premises, it is where you will find the Opera House, a contemporary construction built of marble and glass in 2008 on the fjord that has since then become the newest post card of the city. The building’s rooftop is accessible for all people and offers a great (and free) view over the city center. The landscape connects the nature and the Oslo fjord together with the city.
Last but not least, the Holmenkollen ski jump offers the most daring visitors a panoramic view of the city and the fjord. Not to be missed!
One says an image is worth a thousand words, so a video is worth even more. Enjoy the fifth out of a series of six short-length videos produced by HBO Latin America in cooperation with Innovation Norway.
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