Hvalsey Church Ruins, Qaqortoq

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Join an organized tour of Hvalsey Church Ruins, the best-preserved example of Norse architecture in the whole country. Built in the beginning of the 13th century from granite stones, this small but significant landmark connects the modern world with the distant past. It holds only about 35 people, but the walls rise very high, as do the doors and windows. The site holds historical interest, as the last text in Greenlandic Norse was found here, a wedding document. Plan my Qaqortoq trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Recommended excursion which in my case was part of the package purchased. On this area are the ruins of the early Viking settlements, who came from nearby Danimarca.Se the day is sunny the views are magnificent.
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  • The old church lies far outside the village/town. It is a ruin that for the people means a lot.
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  • A boat trip into the Ipswich Church ruin is an incredible experience for the tourists who have not yet been in South Greenland. Only the story of how Catholicism was introduced down here is a fantastic fun, touching and exciting story
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  • Beautiful place, surrounded by green hills and tall mountains. The old church is remarkably well preserved, considering that it's been built on the 900s. Walking around we see many other ruins, other buildings that thousand years ago made part of a great farming community.
  • The last wedding that is registered took place there in 1408.
  • Never been here. But, would love to go there. This place has something. I can feel by seeing only the street view.
  • Viking age well preserved ruins in a place not very crowded. Beautiful atmosphere.
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