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Vigeland Sculpture Park

September 23, 2016

If you’re looking for free things to do in Europe’s most expensive city, make Vigeland Sculpture Park a priority in Oslo.

Vigeland is the world’s largest sculpture park with sculptures by a single artist, Gustav Vigeland. There are over 200 sculptures, towering over the hill and across the bridge, all made from granite, wrought iron and bronze. The sculptures represent an array of human emotions, which is evident by the expressions on their faces. I dare you to walk across the bridge, as stone-faced as the statues, and not burst out into giggling fits when you see a statue such as this one:The famous Monolith sculpture is the park’s main attraction, with a total of 121 figures standing at 17.3 metres tall carved from a single block of granite. It is situated at the top of the hill and is clearly the park’s main attraction.The sculptures are sure to keep you entertained, whether you’re a renowned art critic or a childish individual like me who finds the idea of a naked man juggling his children amusing.However, the sculptures aren’t the only reason to visit the park. Here you’ll see locals, skateboarding with their dogs, picnicking or sunbathing in the summer, or a snowy, serene landscape in the winter.

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