Bergen City Centre is the thriving downtown cultural area of Bergen located in the borough of Bergenhus on Byfjorden in the city of Bergen along the west coast of Norway. The city centre is encircled by the Seven Mountains and includes one of the oldest parts of Bergen, while the rest of the municipality persists in loosely populated areas. The city centre boasts some of the most historic landmarks in the region.
St. Mary’s Church is a prominent attraction of Bergen City Centre, regarded as one of the oldest buildings on the fjord. The Bergenhus Fortress is another highlight, being one of the best-preserved castles in the country and encompassing Rosenkrantz Tower. Popular activities in the area include sightseeing, dining at the delicious downtown seafood restaurants and taking boat tours around the harbour.
The Bergen Airport Flesland is situated 17 kilometres outside of the city centre. The area is encircled by a matrix of toll roads including E39, E16 and National Road 555, making for easy access by personal vehicle. Skyss serves as the public transportation network, providing for city buses around the area.
The city centre of Bergen was the earliest inhabited area built up around the bay of Vågen. Although Bergen is rich in history dating back to the Vikings, few buildings from the oldest periods remain standing.