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Parliament house

This is the parliament building that is of a good size and is a little plain in an architectural sense. Many walking tours come here and with a guide you will get some very... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the parliament building that is of a good size and is a little plain in an architectural sense. Many walking tours come here and with a guide you will get some very interesting facts. Nice to take photos here.

Thank rayrest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprise ti know that this was the parliament building. Even though its bit small its still quite a lovely structure and situated in a beautiful area. The building is simply designed for its purpose. Nothing grand at all but very neat and yet still beauriful building.

Thank Coryy20
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parliament House in Reykjavik is located 10 mins away from the famous Laugavegur so very close to city centre. The building looks like an old mansion or Victorian house from 19th century with a small garden at the back. It is open to public. Since Iceland parliament is the oldest in the world (since 930) it is also interesting to... More 

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Our guide Tom was brilliant, lots of information on the history of Reykjavík, the important buildings and the idiosyncratic ways of Icelandic life.

Thank Dexx
Jackson, Mississippi
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful building that should be open for public tours. Very disappointed that you can't see and learn more about this building and the history behind it.

Thank AFB21
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

An interesting little piece of history and not too difficult to locate given that it is effectively in the centre of the town centre and in a most prominent position. There is a lot of history about here if you're prepared to look for it and this 'attraction' is a case in point. Lots of angles and opportunities to get... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This stone building serves as the Icelandic parliament. No attempt at anything too grandiose for this structure: just an understated stone building with a clear functional design. Perhaps other governments around the world could learn from this example that it isn't necessary to spend a huge amount of money on a building used to govern the people.

Thank KGB777
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The Square directly in front of the Alpingi house is a popular meeting point for city walking tours. The Parliament House is a landmark of the city, and probably is the least guarded 1 among all its peers. In fact, you can even walk all the way to the door front of this 19th century building to take your selfie,... More 

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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This building was totally unnoticeable until my friend told me about it. It us nondescript and you would probably miss it. It is a simple two storey building with an extension. The interior is decorative. It is located right in front of the town square behind the Reykjavik City Hall and Lake Tjornin.

Thank JamesKMTan
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

After doing a loop around the lake this is a nice place to stop and take a break. It was well kept but, someone did spray paint the base of the statue the night before, cleaners were there (even on a Sunday) washing it off.

Thank SJCPat

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