Kirkjubour Cathedral, Kirkjubour

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#5 of 11 in Historic Sites in Streymoy
Hike up the hill to Kirkjubour Cathedral, reputedly the largest medieval building on the islands. The 1300 church lacks a roof, which is nothing new: in fact, the building was never completed. Still, poking around here will reveal lots of details about ancient architecture and construction. Pause to take in the views of the rest of the island, as well as other smaller islands nearby. Using our international travel planner, Kirkjubour attractions like Kirkjubour Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is interesting to see the remains of this Cathedral highly on a corner of the island, one can wonder about the choice of location. From the time we became Christians, have the building stood and decayed, the roof and Windows were quickly away, so it's still impressive so much is left of the masonry. We recognize both a man's head at indervæggen and three Maltese cross is clearly visible in the brickwork. Now, at last, begun to protect the remains of the ruin, it is well, it is nonetheless a piece of the history of the Faroe Islands, located here.
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  • A beautiful small village with a little bit of Torshavn in the South. Kirkjubourista can be found in the Church of the Faroe Islands, the biggest but also the old 1500-century Church, which in the next few years restored. You should definitely visit and admiring.
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  • the pure size of the building as amazing at this very remote area, it shows that the regions must have had a big importance. the whole village is very nice  more »

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