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icono-comentario-40x40 MY VISIT  TO BERGEN:

At 09.00h we reached what would be our last port of call, Bergen .

As explained Celebrity Today , this city is surrounded by seven mountains and is known as the gateway to the fjords of Norway . In medieval times was the seat of kings, Viking ancient fortress, surrounded by high mountains, deep fjords and immense glaciers.

Bergen offers the charm of a small town, while you can enjoy an international atmosphere. It is a spectacular amphitheater in the mountains with wonderful views over the sea …

Among its many attractions are the highlights:

  • The Funicular (Floibanen) , located in Vetrlidslam , climbs to the top of the mountain Floyen where you will find a restaurant and a viewpoint about 300 meters above sea level. It offers fantastic views of Bergen and surroundings.
  • The Bryggen Museum is an archaeological museum, built directly on excavations, in the heart of Bergen medieval.
  • And the famous Market Torget .

This time we were not so lucky with the weather because the sky was completely covered and it was raining. We aim to discover this beautiful city and do the tour, ten of the Spanish comrades. Especially we had interest in its famous market.

On leaving the ship we waited a free shuttle that took us to the heart of the city, next to Lake Lungegardvann .

Our initial intention was to take the funicular ( Flobanen ) that we would go up to Mount Floyen , but low clouds completely covered the top, so it would not be possible to enjoy the fantastic views of the city and the landscape of Bergen . Since it was also raining opted to take once again the succored tourist bus Citysight Seeing Bergen parked by the lake, with many other tour buses from different companies and sizes …

This was average sized and had no side windows, only the front and rear. After negotiating “I” price with the maid and driver, Spanish incidentally, who greeted us very kindly and since we were 10 people, we get a significant discount, so I paid 100 NOK (€ 12.66) per person. Thus in a few minutes we were all prepared to travel throughout the city and get off and climb where we saw necessary …

 

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This would make your tour bus: Rosenkrantz Tower, Bergenhus Fortress Museum, St. Marys Church (Mariakirke), Hanseating Museum, Korskirken. Church of the Cross, Fish Market, buekorps Museum, Nykirken, Bergen Aquarium, USF Verftet, St. Johns Church (Church of San Juan), Museum of Natural History, Museum of Cultural History, Bergen Art Museum, Grieg Hall, Mt. Floien Station, Norwegiam Fisheries Museum.

Finally we got off at the stop area Torgen , the famous fish market. This area is the end of the harbor, where fishing boats are left, it is also known as Fisketorvet (fish market).

We were very surprised how many Spanish merchants who had. Every time we passed by a stand looked like we read on the front that we were also Spaniards. They addressed us with kindness and joy, saying: Spanish, ¿no ?? and a nice chat we started being interested in the place of Spain to which they belonged, the time they had been there, if they thought back to their homeland …

Well, needless to say how amazing and wonderful this market to stay a day investigating and exploring it .. It has a mix of bright colors, smell of the sea and a cozy Spanish touch … .. looks enjoying a fish high quality, great salmon, whale meat, seafood and many kinds of fish more …. We also find positions in other categories such as clothing, souvenirs, handicrafts …

Meanwhile seafood and both were losing us stand each other so I ended my visit to this city alone with my husband.

 

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We then headed on foot to the next neighborhood Brygget where we take pictures of the beautiful wooden houses, now enabled as shops of all kinds and unique little bars. Took a nice walk inside the neighborhood entering another dimension, like a medieval tale is involved.

We found a huge wooden dragon fish and next to it a wonderfully charming museum of dollhouses. There we were engrossed looking at the details and characters that had within them. I had a small playhouse, but nothing like this, is the dream of any girl …

We take this opportunity to make last minute purchases in stores and since it had stopped raining by finnnn ¡¡¡!!!, wandered through the streets toward the shuttle that would take us back to the ship, but not before visiting the Church of St. Maria Norman romantic style.

Given that the ship docked at 9:00 am and 5:00 pm zarpábamos, we could not see anything to distract from Bergen .

After lunch we lay a little nap to refuel. Given that we had 9 days sailing and doing tours nonstop, our reservations were the limit … Once dressed in our best clothes, because today would enjoy the second night gala (to be 10 nights cruise has two dinners gala), we headed to the table to later attend the spectacle of Broadway artists of Infinity offered us today. His performance was high class, as usual. Like every night we ended up with drink and talk with Spanish friends, in one of the intimate corners of the ship …

Tomorrow would sailing day and we were beginning to mentalizing to pack our bags and go home. ¡¡¡Ainsss shame, for God !!!, is the worst moment in which you find when you end a cruise and think, “but if nothing was investigating excited about this fantastic ship !!!! …” . But everything ends ….

 

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Navigation on the day we also got up early, as we used to do it every day … We dedicated ourselves to enjoy our last day seeing what gave us the Infinity. You could from making fitness classes, zumba, salsa, ballroom dancing, health seminars, events jewelry, dance with official tournaments of different types, art auctions, listening to music in every corner of the ship, workshops wine, sales last minute drinks with friends in all areas of entertainment, karaoke and endless activities more …

Our favorite activity throughout the cruise had been enjoying the jacuzzi in the area reserved for adults, a pleasure for the senses and give a last look sadly at our house for the past 11 days, because that’s how it makes me feel every once you get on a ship, as my vacation home.

Once docked Infinity , we got up early for landing in Harwick and retrace the way back home.

I give you some basic information about this port, Harwick , which as I told at the beginning of my story to fjords was an ordeal arrive.

It was built as a railway port in 1880 by the Great Eastern Railway .

This port has been developed and expanded over a century, becoming today an efficient, modern and multifunctional port, located strategically in the southeast of the UK on the banks of the River Stour .

Harwick is considered one of the most important ports in the UK .

I hope the experience told by the Norwegian fjords you liked and especially can guide you if you visit this wonderful country. Worth and much !!!!!!!!!!.

 

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icono-camara-40x40 PLACES OF INTEREST:

  • 1. Rosenkrantz Tower: Considered one of the most important Renaissance monuments in Norway . It is located in the center of Bergen , near the market. He served as the residence of rey Erik Magnusson and fortified tower of Bergen . More information…
  • .2. Bergenhus Fortress Museum: Fortress Bergenhus , was built to protect the entrance to the port of Bergen . More information…
  • 3. St. Marys Church (Mariakirke): It is the oldest building in town, dating from the twelfth century and is located a short walk, walking between Berguenhus and Bryggen . His initial style is romantic but little by little acquired Gothic and Baroque styles. It contains great works of art of the medieval period.
  • 4. Hanseating Museum: Located at the end of Bryggen , there you can see the type worn by Hanseatic merchants life. Built in the eighteenth century. More information…
  • 5. Korskirken (Church of the Cross): D ue to numerous reconstructions and restorations over the centuries, is a clear example of various periods, romantic, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque … more …
  • 6. Fish Market: Famous market where you can find stalls selling fish and seafood of excellent quality, typical of Norwegian and restaurants to make a delicious tasting of these products.
  • 7. Buekorps Museum: The museum has a collection of photographs and objects showing the activities of buekorps, group of archers who used crossbows. The buekorps can be found only in Bergen. More information…
  • 8. Nykirken: Called New Church , was built in 1621 on demand of the inhabitants of Nordnes that were far removed from the cathedral. More information…
  • 9. Bergen Aquarium: It is one of the largest aquariums in Northern Europe . It has 50 kinds of species, including piranhas. The main attraction is the penguins … More …
  • 10. USF Verftet: It was the largest canning factory in Norway , now converted into a cultural center. More information …
  • 11. St. Johns Church (Iglesia de San Juan): Located in Sydneshaugen in the neighborhood of Sydnes in Bergen . It was built between 1891 and 1894 in Gothic style. It is the largest church in Bergen . More information…
  • 12.- Museum of Natural History: It has a huge and exciting collection of animals, both wildlife of Norway , as the most exotic corners of the world. More information…
  • 13.- Museum of Cultural History: Contains reference west of cultural and historical material Norway , with collections ranging from prehistoric and medieval times to the present. More information…
  • 14.- Bergen Art Museum: It has numerous Obas art of XVIII, XIX and contemporary century. More information…
  • 16.- Mt. Floien Station: Mt. Floien Station . Funicular railway up Mount Floyen . More information…
  • 17.- Norwegian Fishries Museum: Museum basically aimed at fishing enthusiasts. More information…

 

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Date Posted: September 18, 2013


I would like to apologize to my english speaking readers since this website was initially built in spanish language and after receiving numerous requests I have decided to translate it into English. This article have been translated automatically, so some meanings may not be completely correct, but I think it’s enough to share my experiences with my readers.

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