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“A monumental church” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hallgrimskirkja

Hallgrimskirkja
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Reykjavik City Walking Tour with a Local: A Walk with a Viking
Ranked #4 of 176 things to do in Reykjavik
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Longmeadow, MA
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“A monumental church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

My son and I visited this church which towers over the city for a wonderful concert of Christmas music from but one of the church's excellent choirs, their Motettkor. It has a soaring spire that has an elevator with a commanding view over the city from the top, and the interior is vast, somewhat reminiscent of the interior of a large boat such as those sailed by Vikings a thousand years ago. As a 90+% Lutheran country, churches are less decorated than their more Catholic or even other Protestant churches on the continent, but there remains a sense of awe as one visits this modern, sculpture-like edifice.

Visited December 2013
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Perth, United Kingdom
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“Great View.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

We visited when Reykjavik Wes covered in snow and the view from the top was great.(the five euro charge for the lift is worth it)

Visited December 2013
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Derby
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“Church with a view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

A stunning building on the outside and equally stunning on the inside for its simplicity.
Make sure you take the lift up the tower.

Visited December 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Really nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

Amazing arquiteture, very good view point, really a symbol of Reykjavik. And just a walk from our hotel.

Visited December 2013
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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“Takes your breath away!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

I went here nearly 3 years ago, and what a sight it was, such a surreal venue. I was lucky to have visited when the organ was being played and what an experience that was. I recommend to anyone to visit, such a beautiful church, wish I stayed long enough to have seen the choir sing or some performance to have been on. Next time.

Visited January 2013
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