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Holar Cathedral, Holar

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Hólar Cathedral (Icelandic: Hóladómkirkja) is a Church of Iceland cathedral church located in Hólar, Iceland. The church is the official church of the Bishop of Hólar, currently Solveig Lára Guðmundsdóttir.

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  • On the road to Siglo we took a short detour and were pleasantly surprised by this church. There is a great deal of history, and an attendant to answer questions. The climb up to the top of the tower.....  more »
  • In the mid 18th century this Cathedral was built and consecrated. There had been earlier churches but none held up in the rough winters of Iceland. The people decided to build a brick church. No...  more »
  • The church at Holar in Hjaltadalur, Skagafjörd, was consecrated in November 1763, designed for the Danish king by the master architect Laurits de Thurah, the red stone in the church is from the...  more »

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