Hallgrimur Church – Lutheran Church In Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimur church which is also known as Hallgrimskirkja is Lutheran Church in Reykjavik, Iceland. From any point of Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, it will be seen the steeple, the most unusual buildings of the city. Rising by 74.5 meters, Hallgrimskirkja church as it is known locally, is the tallest building in the city and the tallest church in the country. This Church is called Hallgrímskirkja, in order to honor Hadlgrimura Pétursson, who is a poet and spiritual leader, and the author of the book “Passion Hymns.”

Hallgrimur Church - Lutheran Church In Reykjavik, Iceland

To build a church for 38 years. In 1936, he was drafted (the author of the project – Gudyoun Samuelson), construction began in 1945 and ended already in 1986. In the same year he was consecrated Nave. Today, the church – one of the main attractions of the city. In addition to the building itself is very interested in many huge standing inside the body.The weight of this instrument – 25 tons, its height – 15 meters, and the whole body has 5275 pipes. Body Thread – Johannes Klais in Germany. By the way, the evening of organ music are held here regularly, and tourists on their permit. flickr/Wei-Feng Xue

Capacity of Church is 1200. The hall besides religious rites carried out and social events. Here, even the theater sometimes appear. Schedule of events can be seen at the site of the church at hallgrimskirkja. In front of the church stands a statue of Leif Erriksona, Viking, which, according to legend, managed to discover America for many years before Columbus. This is a gift to the state in honor of the Millennium of the Icelandic Parliament.

Hallgrimur Church - Lutheran Church In Reykjavik, Iceland

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Hallgrimur Church - Lutheran Church In Reykjavik, Iceland

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Hallgrimur Church - Lutheran Church In Reykjavik, Iceland

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Hallgrimur Church - Lutheran Church In Reykjavik, Iceland

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Hallgrimur Church - Lutheran Church In Reykjavik, Iceland

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Hallgrimur Church - Lutheran Church In Reykjavik, Iceland

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Source – en.wikipedia.org, architravel.com, safnabokin.is

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