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Hallgrim's Church in Reykjavik

Hallgrimur's Church in Reykjavik

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Hallgrimur's Church in Reykjavik

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ReykjavÝk, Iceland - Hallgrimur's Church, also referred to as Hallgrim's Church or HallgrÝmskirkja (literally, the church of HallgrÝmur) is a church in ReykjavÝk. At 74.5 metres (244 ft), it is one of the tallest buildings in Iceland. The church is named after an Icelandic poet and clergyman, HallgrÝmur PÚtursson (1614 to 1674), the author of the PassÝusßlmar, among other works. The design, by State Architect Gu­jˇn Sam˙elsson, was commissioned in 1937. It took 38 years to build the church; construction work began in 1945 and ended in 1986, the landmark tower being completed long before the church's actual completion. It is situated in the city centre and is visible throughout the city and has become one of ReykjavÝk's best known symbols. The church is also used as an observation tower. You can take a lift up to the viewing deck where you get great views of ReykjavÝk and the surrounding mountains. The statue in front of the church represents Leifr EirÝksson, son of EirÝkr rau­i. It is somewhat older than the church itself, being a gift from the United States on the 1930 Althing Millennial Festival, commemorating the 1000th anniversary of Iceland's parliament.
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ReykjavÝk
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H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i
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Iceland
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