Hallgrímskirkja, Iceland

Hallgrímskirkja, Iceland

Hallgrímskirkja is the main church in Reykjavik and the tallest building in Iceland.

It's a Lutheran church and was designed in 1937 by local architect Guðjón Samúelsson but construction wasn't completed until about 40 years later.

The statue in front of the church was a gift from the USA in 1930 and is of the Icelandic explorer Leif Eriksson - the man now believed to have been the first European to arrive in North America around 500 years before Columbus and for introducing Christianity to Iceland.
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Hallgrímskirkja, Iceland

Hallgrímskirkja is the main church in Reykjavik and the tallest building in Iceland.

It's a Lutheran church and was designed in 1937 by local architect Guðjón Samúelsson but construction wasn't completed until about 40 years later.

The statue in front of the church was a gift from the USA in 1930 and is of the Icelandic explorer Leif Eriksson - the man now believed to have been the first European to arrive in North America around 500 years before Columbus and for introducing Christianity to Iceland.
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