What a stunning building. It took my breath away many times.
Hallgrimskirkja is the parish church and national sanctuary of Iceland. The church is named after the 17th-century clergyman Hallgrímur Pétursson, author of Hymns of the Passion. I recall snapping a photo of one of his poems on display inside the parish church. Here is the photo of the poem:
It is the most prominent building in Reykjavík. You can’t miss glimpses of this church while exploring Reykjavík and it calls to you from every street corner. I visited the church twice, once as the sun was setting and again the following day. If there is a garden, I will find it and Hallgrimskirkja did not disappoint me with a charming garden tucked away in a small corner of the church. The design is absolutely mesmerizing, I spent a lot of time trying different angles to photograph and tripping over a memorial or two. This is a place where you can easily spend time exploring the fascinating layers of this parish church. Quick tip – The view from the top of the spire is worth a look. One of my favorite photos from this trip was taken from this vantage point.
I’m employing the slide show plugin to showcase the photos from Hallgrimskirkja – try saying that five times fast! Let me know if you love or hate the plugin in the comment section.
After touring Hallgrimskirkja, walk over to Cafe Loki and enjoy a cup of coffee with an outstanding view.
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