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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 Streymoy using our Streymoy itinerary builder.
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Where to stay in Streymoy

Although small villages usually have some available rooms with commendable service, the island's capital--Torshavn--offers the most options, ranging from 4-star hotels to guesthouses and lodges. Most hotels are situated in the city center near the harbor, but you can also find comfortable rooms on the town's western outskirts. Some parts of the island offer good camping sites, decent alternatives for adventurous outdoorsy types.
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  • Didn't go in but the outside and surrounding was very photogenic. Easy to find as the clock tower is unmissable and the bell chimes in every day time hour  more »
  • Located near the information center in the heart of Torshavn. This is a picturesque church that is worth a peak for 10-15 minutes to see how the Faroese worship. Build of wood it is simple but beautif...  more »
  • This tiny cathedral won't take long to look around. But it's worth your 15 minutes. The Lutheran church is deeply engraved in Faroese society. Make this trip to the center of tórshavn and take in the ...  more »
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  • 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.
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