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The Church of Hallgrimur, Reykjavik, Iceland

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

Date: 1945-1986

Architect: Guðjón Samuelssondesign

Purpose: Church

More info: The Hallgrimskirkja (literally, the church of Hallgrimur)is Lutheran parish church that in addition to being very unusual is also a very tall one, reaching 74.5 metres (244 ft) height. This Lutheran parish church is the fourth tallest architectural structure in Iceland. It is named after the Icelandic poet and clergyman Hallgrimur Petursson.The church is also used as an observation tower. It took incredibly long to build it (38 years!) Construction took time from 1945 to 1986.The Architect of this building is Guðjon Samuelssondesign.

Links: Hallgrímskirkja

The Church of Hallgrímur, Reykjavík, Iceland

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4 Responses to “The Church of Hallgrimur, Reykjavik, Iceland”

  1. achi Says:
    January 18th, 2009 at 6:45 pm


  2. Trisha Says:
    February 18th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    It reminds me of the Air Force Academy’s chapel. Very striking.

  3. LM Says:
    March 26th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    My husband and I got married at this church, it’s beautiful!

  4. x Flubberlubber x Says:
    May 29th, 2009 at 10:43 am

    I think you should visit this plpace! I have learnt about it in school and it is a fascinating thing to study over the summer holidays!