This is from the ruins of the church of Tautra monastery, founded by monks in 1207. The monastery at Tautra was wealthy and powerful in the Middle Ages and its abbots often played a major part in Norwegian politics. Tautra abby was dissolved during the Reformation in 1537.
There is a new abby at Taura to day, founded in 1999. It has more modern buildings of course.
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