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Domkirkjan, Reykjavik

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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TripAdvisor
  • We happened to stop in during choir practice, which was nice. The church is lovely and is just a nice place to stop.  more »
  • A church you just have to see because of its size and location right in the center of Reykjavik. An amazing building that safeguards the values of the people  more »
  • This is a large cathedral with soaring ceilings, and a HUGE pipe organ. There is no concert or performance schedule during the summer (apparently) so go in the morning for the service (which might hav...  more »
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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