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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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  • This is worth a look. A visit to the tower is a must see. Great organ and a peaceful retreat. Not overdone on religious tack. All churches should be like this. 
  • I wasn't able to go inside the church but took some lovely shots from the outside. The bell rings at certain times and it is a lovely sound. 
  • It is the National Cathedral of Iceland, evangelist Lutheran, and it held since 1845, the religious services of the Cabinet of the Government and members of the Icelandic Parliament, the Alpingi. It was built in 1787, but restored on various occasions. It is in Austurvöllur gardens, corner of Templarasund and Kirkjustraeti, beside the Alpingi streets. Opening hours Monday to Friday, from 10 to 16.30 hours. It is a temple of modest dimensions. Quite sober in its interior. It has a small entrance lobby. Plant elongated with three naves. Has a small Tower Bell. Among the works of art important that blanket, there are that highlight the pulpit of wood, the altarpiece, and the battery baptismal, a magnificent carving of Bertel Thorvaldsen made in a block of marble.
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