Norway is known for its ancient Stave churches. The famous Borgund Stave Church was built around the year 1180. Situated in Lærdal, the structure tells tales of ancient Norwegian architecture and stands as one of the best preserved churches from yesteryears. St. Andrew the apostle is the patron saint of the church, which is flanked by an exhibition center that relives the history of Norwegian Stave churches and Viking findings from the 9th Century. The Borgund Stave Church is located between Vinhellavegan and Sverrestigen.