Style and architecture

41 recommendations

Kvadraturen contains buildings from many different architectural periods. Whatever your preference — you’ll likely find it here. Take a walk through several centuries of architectural history.


1. Style and architecture - Christiania Torv

19 recommendations

In this square, which was the heart of the city as it was built in 1624, you are surrounded by some of Kvadraturen’s oldest buildings. 

2. Style and architecture - Wessels plass

9 recommendations

Wessels plass is a treat. Its buildings span many different architectural periods.

3. Style and architecture - Telegrafbygningen and Steen og Strøm 

Prinsens gate 20, Kongens gate 23 

6 recommendations

Telegrafbygningen, literally the Telegraph Building, completed in the Baroque Revival style in 1924, stands shoulder to shoulder with the luxurious Art Deco department store  Steen og Strøm, dating back to 1930. 

4. Style and architecture - Hovedpostkontoret — the General Post Office 

Dronningens gate 15

6 recommendations

Hovedpostkontoret is one of Kvadraturen’s landmark buildings. It is a monumental building, erected for a specific purpose. 

5. Style and architecture - Grand bank buildings 

Kirkegata 14–16–18 

5 recommendations

Old Kvadraturen was full of grand bank buildings. The old Centralbanken in Kirkegata is among the most impressive. 

6. Style and architecture - Four architectural styles 

Intersection Rådhusgata/Kirkegata 

6 recommendations

At this intersection between Rådhusgata and Kirkegata, four different architectural stylistic periods come together — four buildings with completely different styles, very typical of Kvadraturen. 

7. Style and architecture - Bankplassen


8 recommendations

Three bank buildings from three different architectural periods surround a square with continental flair.