The Most Famous Church in Rejkjavík, Iceland

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Architect Guojón Samúelsson patterned its facade after the basaltic lava columns that are common in Iceland. It is the tallest and largest church in Iceland and is Reykjavík’s most photographed emblem by far, visible from everywhere in the capital. Its magnificent 74.5 metres (244 ft) high steeple rising above all other buildings in Reykjavik. It took 38 years to build the church. Construction work began in 1945 and ended in 1986, the landmark tower being completed long before the church’s actual completion. The crypt beneath the choir was consecrated in 1948, the steeple and wings were completed in 1974. The nave was consecrated in 1986.

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