Iceland, Reykjavic, Hallgrímskirkja (Church of Iceland)


Hallgrímskirkja (Church of Iceland) is a Lutheran parish church located in the centre of Reykjavic, Iceland. The church is named after the Icelandic poet and clergyman Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614–1674), author of the Passion Hymns. Hallgrímskirkja is the largest church in the country, designed by State Architect Guðjón Samúelsson. The building was commissioned in 1937 and it took 41 years to build the church, starting in 1945 until it was finished in 1996.

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