Parks in Oslo
There are many beautiful green areas in Oslo, with a rich vegetation, but also decorated with beautiful fountains and monuments. The Frogner Park in Oslo is particularly popular, within which there is a sculpture and garden composition by Gustav Vigeland. In addition, the Park on the Hill of St.. Jana and the Royal Park.
Park Frogner (norw. Frognerparken) extends over the surface 45 ha and it is the largest green area in Oslo. The park is located in the Frogner district (ok. 3 km to the north-west of the center), and its history and name are closely related to the 18th century Frogner residence, with located on the southern edge of the park. First, the owner of the mansion, Hans Jacob Scheel, he established a small garden around the manor house, later his successors transformed the garden into a park and significantly enlarged it, and finally at the end of the 19th century. the entire area was purchased by the city authorities. These, in turn, not only decided to create public recreation areas in the western part of the city, but also left a large area of the park for development to the well-known sculptor Gustav Vigeland. This is how, by the end of the years 40 - those of the 20th century, Vigeland Park was established in the Frogner Park, that is, a beautiful sculptural and garden composition, including 212 sculptures, decorative fountain, most, as well as exquisitely crafted gates and lighting.
Park on the Hill of St.. Jana (norw. St. Hanshaugen Park), located in the district of St.. Hanshaugen, in turn, it is the oldest park in Oslo established outside the city center. The history of this place dates back to the mid. XIX w., when the area around St.. John became interested in the wealthy industrialist Fritz Heinrich Frølich. In years 60 - over a thousand trees have been planted in the park, and already in 1867 r. The city took over the care of this area. Today the park is a great place for walking, and from its hills there is a fantastic view of the center of Oslo. Outdoor concerts are also organized in the park.
Royal Park (norw. Slottsparken) extends around the Royal Palace, closing the main representative avenue of Oslo - Karl Johans gate from the west. This park is famous primarily for its beautiful sculptures and monuments - especially valuable are two statues of Camilla Collet and Niels Henrik Abel, works by Gustav Vigeland, but it is also worth paying attention to the equestrian statue of Charles III John by Brynjulf Bergslien and finally the statue of Queen Maud by Ada Madssen.