"Reykjavik's Tallest Landmark" Top 5 Page for this destination Hallgrimskirkja Tip by yooperprof
Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavík Region: 23 reviews and 27 photos
The modernistic and beacon-like Hallgrimskirka is Reykjavik's tallest landmark, and a good way to orient yourself while walking around the city. It stands fairly high up, so you can see it from many vantage points around town. The structure in a heroic, nationalist style to replace an earlier church that was destroyed by fire. Construction took several decades, and the church was consecrated in the 1940s.
The church tower is brilliantly lit at night. Different people say that when floodlit, it reminds them of the Empire State Building, or a flickering candle, or an alien spacecraft. To my eyes it brings to mind a Wurlitzer organ.
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