The excellent ferries and roads network in the Haugalandet region make it very accessible to the visitor. The capital of the region, Haugesund is a nice and vibrant town which imposed itself as a center for cultural festivals and business conferences. The largest cultural events held here are: the Norwegian International Film Festival and Sildajazz, the former celebrating the herring - which was, for centuries, the main source for city growth. The architectural masterpiece of Haugesund is the pink city hall, built in 1931, designed in neo-classical style and painted by the famous Alf Rofsten. The stone cross at Krosshaugen is over 1000 years old and is a symbol of Norway conversion to Christianity; the holly mass used to be held here before churches were built.