In spite of representing just a short period of time the cemetery is regarded as a national historic monument because of its importance for the identity of the catholic congregations in Norway in general but especially in Finnmark. Alta District Council has created a small park between the burial ground and the main thoroughfare E6. A new St Joseph's Chapel is situated to the south of the cemetery. This picture shows the Lourdes grotto at Altagård. A similar grotto can be seen in Storfjord, picture number 3.

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Altagård med katolsk kirkegård