Bellgården and Jacobsfjorden Farmstead, Bergen
From the cod monument, another narrow passageway between wooden buildings leads towards the Voit embankment. This farm was first mentioned in documents as Áfiorðrinn in 1309. In 1399, the farm was purchased by the Munkeliv kloster Monastery and renamed Jacobsfjorden.
It is now home to the David Matej Goljat Art Gallery and a tea shop.
After a fire in 1527, the farm was rebuilt, forming a common passage with the Bellgården farm. There are three-story buildings on both sides of the street. The first floors were used as trading halls, the second floor was used for processing fish, and the upper floor was used for storing dried fish and barrels of salted fish. You can imagine the smell here.
In 2011-2017, the farm was reconstructed, and now we can see what these buildings looked like in 1760. Here you can find Kaf Kafe Bryggen, souvenir shops and clothing stores.
On the embankment side, a gilded deer's head is displayed at the entrance to Bellgården,which is why this part of the quarter is called Hjortegården (Deer Farm).