Domkirkjan, Reykjavik

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#9 of 19 in Historic Sites in Reykjavik
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. Arrange to visit Domkirkjan and other attractions in Reykjavik using our Reykjavik online route planner .
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  • Lots to see and take in here at this venue. We enjoyed the visit here with our friends. Will be back to visit again.  more »
  • We thought the church was closed but it actually was open. We went inside and were the only ones in there. It was very pretty inside. I think most people don't go inside because the doors are closed.  more »
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  • Good place to park your car, explore the area for shopping and eat nearby
  • This church is a lot bigger inside that its external size suggests. It is a Lutheran Cathedral and has a statue outside to Hallgrímur Pétursson. It is a relatively modern cathedral dating to when the political and bureaucratic centre of Iceland was relocated to Reykjavik after ecological and environmental disasters in the 18th Century and this also included consolidation of the clergy as well. It is attractive internally.
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