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The diocese of Holar wes the capital and centre of studing of the North of Iceland from 1106 until 1798. The first cathedral of Holar made by Norwegian wood, was make by archbishop Ogmundarson. Until 1135, when was buld the cathedral of Skalholt, Holar was the biggest cathedral made by wood of the world. In Holar Ogmundarson made also a school where students remember the holy bible. The archbishop did't allow party, love songs and dancing because he thought that them could bring people on the bad way. From 1798 when the rule of archbishop was stopping, Holar became a canon until 1861 and then rebecame a canon in 1952. In 1882 was found the agricultural school.

The church of Holar is make with rocks that come from Holabyrda, the mountain behind the church. The shovel of the altar was make in Germany in 1500. There is also a font that the legend want that it come by sea from Greenland.

Directions: On road 76, about 30 from Varmahlid.

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  • Written Dec 7, 2004
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