Torshavn Cathedral, Torshavn

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Visible from miles away, Torshavn Cathedral impresses with its bright white walls and slated roof dating back to 1788. The Evangelical-Lutheran community has expanded the church over the years, but preserved the 1647 altarpiece standing on the north wall--don't miss this excellent piece of craftsmanship, depicting the Last Supper across a surface of 1 sq m (10.8 sq ft). Also look for the 18th-century bell, lavishly decorated by palmettes and a crowned emblem of The Danish East India Company--a reminder of Denmark's efforts to tame the North. Plan your Torshavn Cathedral visit and explore what else you can see and do in Torshavn using our Torshavn sightseeing planning site .
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  • It is a very beautiful church from the outside and it is fine on a ridge, but unfortunately, as with most churches on the Faroe Islands, it was locked. Where is it too bad, you can not enter to see the churches.
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  • I love Tórshavn it’s one of my favourite cities and when you are there make sure you go to the cathedral the priests in there traditional dress takes you back in time.  more »
  • It stands out on the hill next to Tinganes. If i ever got lost in the narrow streets, which was all the time, that's the landmark I use to find my heading. I could never figure out its opening hours, ...  more »
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  • Very good to have a beautiful church in a small archipelago, Instead of some ugly caphel.
  • The Faroe Islands in Denmark is underrated but this place is divine and you can be totoally absorbed in its beauty. The capital Torshavn is where you can experience the Northern Lights, and enjoy the quiet surroundings.
  • Listen to the chimes at noon if you get a chance. Organ practice when I visited so that probably made it nicer than when it's just quiet. Spartan but it has a nice ceiling and friendly staff.
  • A very colourful timber church
  • Latvia - Faroe Islands 0:2 congrats from Latvia :)

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