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Hallgrimur's Church (Hallgrimskirkja), Reykjavik

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Though there are some striking and handsome architectural sights in Reykjavik, when one thinks of attractions in Iceland, it is not usually those in the built environment that spring to mind. However, there is one building that stands out above all others on the island, and not just because ... Read review

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Hallgrimskirkja - For the Best Views in Reykjavik Review with images

AdvantagesImpressive design; accessible; inexpensive for tower; the views

DisadvantagesInterior not much to write home about

"Though there are some striking and handsome architectural sights in Reykjavik, when one thinks of attractions in Iceland, it is not usually those in the built environment that spring to mind. However, there is one building that stands out above all others on the island, and not just because of its physical location. The Hallgrimskirkja is the largest church in Iceland and it dominates the Reykjavik skyline. I got my first glimpse of it as we came ..." Read review
12.07.2013

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Brutalism meets German Expressionism Review with images

AdvantagesUnusual architectural design. Fabulous views. Wonderful acustics.

DisadvantagesConcrete construction (a petrsonal hate). Icy cold winds on the viewing platform.

"Hallgrímskirkja sits high on a hilltop within Reykjavik's city centre. Its elevated location along with its towering height of two hundred and forty four feet renders the church a striking landmark to any visitors to the city. Striking not just from its height but from its unusual modernist architectural design and construction. The best description I can give is that Hallgrímskirkja is Brutalism meets German expressionism. I will deviate for ..." Read review
17.12.2007

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Plain but rather beautiful Review with images

AdvantagesGreat views

DisadvantagesNone

"Hallgrímskirkja This church can be seen from almost anywhere in Reykjavik city and as you are approaching the city. This is not because the church is exceptionally high but more because everything else in the city is actually quite low rise so that the church which is on a bit of a hill does actually stand well above the other buildings. It is the sixth tallest building in the country so not surprising that it can be seen from all over Reykjavik. Strangely ..." Read review
04.05.2013

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