The church was built at the end of the 13 th century and is famous for its crucifix. According to legend it sweats once a year (July 6 th), and the sweat has healing power. After Trondheim (Nidarosdomen cathedral), Røldal was the most important site of pilgrimage in Norway during the middle ages. Pilgrims continued to come here until 1835. Røldal stave church is still the main parish church. Guided tours during the summer season.