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Address: Landakot, Reykjavik, Iceland

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While walking we encountered the Landakotskirkja. Once inside we discovered this was a Catholic church. There were about three people inside, admiring the architecture. It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

While walking we encountered the Landakotskirkja. Once inside we discovered this was a Catholic church. There were about three people inside, admiring the architecture. It was quite bright inside, probably thanks to the white walls and ceilings. The outside remembers me of a church in London, I don't remember its name, but this one was Anglican. However, this is a... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

By far for me the most beautiful church in Iceland. The gothic feel makes it unique and worth seeing. Inside there are beautiful wooden carved altars and unique statues. The stained glass is plain yet beautifully geometric. If you're a church viewer like me put this one on your list.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Nice church. The architecture is pleasing and the interior is quite luminous, which might surprise when looking from the outside. The church is quite simple in the interior decoration, which is a plus.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The only bad thing to say about these absolutely gorgeous churches is that the downside of not having an entrance fee is that the maintenance of paintings etc is not so good. Great space, beautiful light and so calming atmosphere.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This church is a short walk up the hill from the Settlement Museum. It was quite simple but striking architecture on the outside and looks strong, imposing and resilient. The inside is very bright and has some interesting things to look at. Beware: the door opens outwards. At first we thought it was closed and were puzzled because it was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Catholic church with nice external architecture and bright interior. The internal decor is simple and pleasant. Worth a quick visit when in Reykyavik. Allow about 15 minutes for the visit.

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Zahle, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

If you are into churches then that is a must see!! Very nice and gothic church!! The inside isn't that bad but the outside is amazing!! Great church!!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Very minimal but we like the architecture and the inside. Resembles the cathedral and in a way this look a smaller version of it. Love the roof and the nave.

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Moulton, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

While Hallgrimskirkja is more impressive in size, the interior isn't much to write home about. Not so at Landakotskirkja. The outside is very old fashioned albeit a bit grey, but once you go inside it is a sight. There are various statues and stained glass windows. The altar is very pretty and the entire sanctuary is well maintained. The tile... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This church is at the top of a hill if you are coming from downtown Reykjavik. It's beautiful and a must for any budding photographer. Best to avoid during mass times unless you are actually attending mass, we went inside to take pictures and left quickly as a service was about to start!

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