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Grjˇta■orpi or "Rock-village" is the oldest part of ReykjavÝk. The name Rock-village stems from one of the smallholdings (farms) in ReykjavÝk, by the name of Grjˇti "The Rock" which stood where Grjˇta■orp is now located. From ca 1786-1886 the village was built. In this area there was a lot of rocks, which were used to build the Lutheran Cathedral, Dˇmkirkjan. This part of town is also called Kvosin.
It is not so easy to find the village, if you don't know that it exists. I recommend going to the oldest house in ReykjavÝk in AalstrŠti (apart from the one in Viey), see my tip, and walk up the small slope and there you will walk straight into Grjˇta■orp, which is only a few streets.
The oldest timber house in Grjˇta■orpi village stands by T˙ngata and is called Vaktarah˙si house, most likely built in 1848.
Grjˇta■orpi village is defined by these streets, AalstrŠti, T˙ngata, GarastrŠti and Vesturgata.
I would say that artisty types of people live in this village. Weekends people partying down-town have caused them a lot of trouble, by peeing and vomiting on their doorstep, so it is not always easy living so close to the bars and discos.
Grjˇta■orpi has been preserved since 1980.
Address: Grjˇta■orp, 101 ReykjavÝk
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