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Domkirkjan, Reykjavik

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Visit one of the country's most important religious sites and a symbol of Icelandic statehood at Domkirkjan. The cathedral serves as the seat of the Bishop of Iceland and the center of the Church of Iceland. Dating back to the late 18th century, when the city of Reykjavik was founded, the building hosts the ceremonial parliament openings and presidential inaugurations in addition to acting as an important place of worship for citizens and visitors. Listen to the organs and admire the neo-Classical architecture and neo-Baroque decorations. Walk to the altar to see the masterful silver and agate ornaments. Services are held regularly; check the website for a schedule. Make Domkirkjan a part of your Reykjavik vacation plans using our Reykjavik tourist route planner.
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  • Our tour took us here in the old part of town. It is a very beautiful cathedral. Interior is more basic in keeping with the Lutherans.  more »
  • When you go to the port you will probably pass close to this pretty traditional church. She is very emotional because it recalls a painful episode of the Iceland which took place in the 18th century with the death of many Icelanders during the eruption of the Laki volcano, which led to a long period of poor harvests and a decline in the population.
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  • Deserves to be published opening times, so at least you know when you can find it! Nice location, overlooking the piazza Austurvollur, and the architectural composition is agreeable, although little church, and it's really a shame you can't see inside.
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  • Very nice church and they had a Bach music program we stumbled upon that was delightful. He is doing it now over the next two years.
  • Had some interesting pictures of consecrated water. Too much concrete in the structure
  • A pretty church next to the old Parliament building.
  • Beautiful building next to parliament.
  • A church in central Reykjavik, beautiful, and more amazing on the inside

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In this highly walkable capital, many of Reykjavik's hotels and guesthouses offer close proximity to the city's popular attractions, bars, and restaurants. The waterfront offers an exciting dose of activity. Although Reykjavik provides plenty of accommodations to its flocks of visitors, there is a dearth of budget options in the city. Price-conscious visitors should consider staying in a hostel, with both private and dorm rooms available, or a nearby campsite. Although the campground is not as centrally located as some hotels, guests are better positioned to take advantage of the natural surroundings.
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