Hallgrímskirkja is a Lutheran parish church in Reykjavik, Iceland. At 73 metres (244 ft.) in height, it is an attraction that only a blind man would miss. Learn more about it below.

 

Right at the heart of Iceland’s capital, it is the most prominent structure that is visible in and around Reykjavik. As such, its tower is also used as an observation tower. The church begets its name from the Icelandic poet and clergyman Hallgrimur Petursson, best-known for his work Passion Hymns. Visit http://marcelloarrambide.com/ for more details and travel suggestions.

 

Its tower was the first to be completed. The church took 41 years to construct while the statue of Leif Ericcson (located in front) was given to Iceland in 1930 by the United States in honor of the Thousandth-anniversary of the Althing (one of the oldest extant parliamentary institutions in the world).

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