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Domkirkja, ReykjavÝk: 4 reviews and 16 photos

  The Lutheran Cathedral.
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  • The Lutheran Cathedral. - Reykjavík
      The Lutheran Cathedral.
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  • Inside Dómkirkjan. - Reykjavík
      Inside Dˇmkirkjan.
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      The pulpit.
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      The organ.
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The majority of the Icelandic nation is of the Lutheran religion. The Lutheran Cathedral is in the very center of ReykjavÝk, next to the Parliament bulding. The episcopate of Iceland used to be in Skßlholt but the seat was moved to ReykjavÝk and The Lutheran Cathedral was built and consecrated in 1796.

It took a long time to build the cathedral and the roof was badly built and had to be rebuilt as the Danish builders were drunk while building it (we were a Danish colony back then). The building was leaking and the wood was rotten :(

The church had to be reconstructed in 1847-1848 after having been restored earlier as people stayed away out of fear that it would collapse. Again in 1879 the church had to be restorated this time by an Icelandic carpenter. Again it was restored in 1999. It is safe now :D

Outside the Cathedral there is a bust of Bjarni Jˇnsson, ordination bishop and minister of the Lutheran Cathedral from 1910-1951 and a freeman of ReykjavÝk.

The National Museum was located here in the attic of Dˇmkirkjan from 1863-1870.

There is service in the Cathedral on Sundays at 11h and there is an evening meeting on Thursdays at 20h where you can enter and have a moment of prayer and have some coffee.

Address: LŠkjargata 14a, 101 ReykjavÝk
Directions: In the very center of ReykjavÝk, next to the Parliament building and opposite Austurv÷llur square.
othercontact: domkirkjan@domkirkjan.is
Phone: 00354 5209700
Website: http://www.domkirkjan.is

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  • Updated Mar 3, 2014
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