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Hallgrimskirkja

This interesting church of Iceland's capital is undoubtedly the tallest building in town, calling attention as it is visible from anywhere, even kilometers away from the city. its style is modern and "strange" as everything has its detractors but what is for sure, whether beautiful or not, is that from the tower you can see the best view of the city, and for that alone it is worth seeing.
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Fra stone to a blue sky

Good idea for all who had 40 years decided to build on top of a hill the most famous church in Iceland. First because in this way it will be visible from throughout the city and second because were to become one of the symbols of it. Lutheran worship, and with a name you want to remember the poet Hallgrimur Ptursson islands, renowned for the hymns and odes he wrote, his silhouette is unmistakable and is a place of worship arquitectnicamente internationally speaking. Tard nearly 34 years to build but never his original design was vari, with reminiscences art dec and both a rectilinear rationalism that fought the first style flourishes. For its creation, the architects were inspired by the pervasive basalt columns that can be found all over the island, even if it was not for the polmica bice jump since unveiled its plans. As fra inside and outside, the interior is bright stone made while minimalism taken to limit. As with the years will aadieron elements that provide warmth and time were useful, like the giant organ pipes of 5,275 people have that luck podrn listen to three times a week in summer, or the baptismal font in rock crystal. But what perhaps call more attention is the climb to the top of the tower of 75 meters and admire the views over the capital of Iceland. Opposite the church is a monument to Leif Eriksson, son of Erik the Red, Viking explorer who considered the first European who arrived to America, 500 years before Columbus stands. The sculpture is a gift from America by 1000 years of the foundation of the islands parliament.

Fría piedra para un cielo azul

Buena idea tuvieron quienes allá por los años 40 decidieron levantar en lo alto de una colina la iglesia más famosa de Islandia. Primero porque de esta manera sería visible desde toda la ciudad y segundo porque llegaría a convertirse en uno de los símbolos de la misma.

De culto luterano, y con un nombre que quiere recordar al poeta islandés Hallgrimur Pétursson, de gran renombre por los himnos y odas que compuso, su silueta es inconfundible y constituye un edificio de culto a nivel internacional arquitectónicamente hablando. Tardó casi 34 años en construirse pero nunca se varió su diseño original, con reminiscencias art decó y al mismo tiempo un racionalismo rectilíneo que luchaba contra las florituras del primer estilo.

Para su creación, los arquitectos se inspiraron en las omnipresente columnas de basalto que se pueden encontrar por toda la isla, aunque eso no fue óbice para que la polémica saltara desde que dieron a conocer sus planos.

Tan fría por dentro como por fuera, su interior es la luminosidad hecha piedra y al mismo tiempo el minimalismo llevado al límite. Así que con los años se le añadieron elementos que le aportaran calidez y al tiempo fueran útiles, como el gigantesco órgano de 5.275 tubos que quienes tengan esa suerte podrán escuchar tres veces a la semana en verano, o la pila bautismal en cristal de roca.

Pero lo que quizá llame más la atención es subir hasta lo alto de la torre de 75 metros y admirar las vistas sobre la capital de Islandia.

Frente a la iglesia se levanta un monumento a Leif Eriksson, hijo de Erik el Rojo, explorador vikingo a quien consideran el primer europeo que llegó a América, 500 años antes de Colón. La escultura es un regalo de América por los 1000 años de la fundación del parlamento islandés.
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Tribute to organ ...

... and not that immense, found inside the church, but the basalt columns that surround some of the most beautiful water falls in Iceland. Completed in 1986, this church is the image of his country, confusing. I often have trouble with religious buildings, I must admit that its architecture evoking so, basalt, but at first glance rather a rocket about to take off well above the city, I was surprised. A little way for those who asked the question while photographing the notes: the statue at the bottom of the church is that of Leifur Eiríksson, who discovered the Americas around the year 1000, and the church is named the Catholic poet (obviously) Hallgrímur Pétursson. The interior of the building is the same image as the façade: white, totally clean, no scenes of suffering, without religious pathos, just pretty. Behind you after entering the organ is a pure wonder and happy that Björk would return there to a concert. See the panorama from the top of the tower which I willingly speak very soon, as it is in itself a product!

Hommage aux orgues...

... et non pas celle, immense, qu'on trouve à l'intérieur de cette église, mais bien aux orgues basaltiques qui entourent certaines des plus belles chutes d'eau d'Islande. Achevée en 1986, cette église est à l'image de son pays, déroutante. Moi qui ai souvent du mal avec les édifices religieux, je dois bien avouer que son architecture évoquant oui, les orgues basaltiques, mais à première vue plutôt une fusée sur le point de décoller bien au-dessus de la ville, m'a surpris.

Une petite note intermédiaire pour ceux qui se posaient la question tout en la photographiant: la statue au bas de l'église est celle de Leifur Eiríksson, qui a découvert le continent américain autour de l'an 1000, et l'église doit son nom au poète catholique (évidemment) Hallgrímur Pétursson.

Lintérieur du bâtiment est à la même image que la facade: blanc, totalement épuré, sans scènes de souffrance, sans pathos religieux, juste joli. Derrière vous, après être entré, l'orgue est une pure merveille et on voudrait volontiers que Björk revienne y faire un concert. A voir aussi, le panorama au sommet de la tour dont je parlerai volontiers très bientôt, car il vaut à lui seul un article!
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The hallgrmskirkja

The Hallgrímskirkja is a church of Lutheran worship, located in the center of Reykjavik, Iceland. With 74.5 meters, is the tallest building in this country. It was built in 38 years (1948-1986). The church is named after the Icelandic poet and clergyman Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614-1674), author of the Passion Hymns. Inside is a large organ and frequent concerts. What most sorprendre is its design. It looks like a spaceship about to take off. The statue in front of the church represents Leif Eriksson, son of Erik the Red.

La hallgrímskirkja

La Hallgrímskirkja es una iglesia, de culto luterano, situada en el centro de Reikjavik, Islandia. Con 74,5 metros, es el edificio más alto de este país. Fue construida en 38 años, (1948-1986). La iglesia lleva el nombre del poeta y clérigo islandés Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614 a 1674), autor de la Pasión Himnos. En su interior hay un gran órgano y son frecuentes los conciertos. Lo que más sorprendre es su diseño. Parece una nave espacial a punto de despegar.

La estatua enfrente de la iglesia representa a Leif Eriksson, hijo de Erik el Rojo.
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Jewel in the icelandic capital, the l...

Jewel in the Icelandic capital, the Lutheran Church takes its name unpronounceable Icelandic poet and clergyman Hallgrimur Pétursson (seventeenth century). After the name is the basalt facade inspired by glaciers and mountains of the country that calls us. Very original, it owes to the Icelandic architect who wanted Gudjón Samuelsson typically Icelandic. Built between 1945 and 1986 in the center of the city, the church became the symbol of Reykjavik. With its spire 75 meters high in which you can climb for a splendid panorama (for € 0.50), it is the tallest building in Iceland. The interior is also surprising benches turn back to the altar! Indeed, the impressive organ consisting of 5000 pipes often gives rise to beautiful music. Great white windows that illuminate all give an overall impression of clarity, simplicity and purity. In front you can see a statue of Leif Eriksson the Conqueror, famous Norwegian explorer. Unfortunately, the church was under construction during our visit, the photo of the facade is a poster in the entrance.

Joyau de la capitale islandaise, cette église luthérienne tient son imprononçable nom du poète et pasteur islandais Hallgrimur Pétursson (du XVIIème siècle). Après le nom, c’est la façade en basalte inspirée des glaciers et des montagnes du pays qui nous interpelle. Très originale, on la doit à l’architecte islandais Gudjon Samuelsson qui la voulait typiquement islandaise.

Construite entre 1945 et 1986 au centre de la ville, l’église est devenue le symbole de Reykjavik. Avec sa flèche de 75 mètres de haut dans laquelle on peut monter pour avoir un splendide panorama (pour 0,50€), elle représente le plus grand bâtiment d’Islande.

L’intérieur est également surprenant: les bancs tournent dos à l’autel ! En effet, l’impressionnant orgue composé de 5000 tuyaux donne souvent lieu à de magnifiques concerts. Les grands vitraux blancs qui illuminent l’ensemble donnent une impression globale de clarté, de simplicité et de pureté. Sur le parvis, on peut voir une statue de Leif Eriksson le Conquérant, célèbre explorateur norvégien.

Malheureusement, l’église était en travaux lors de notre visite, la photo de la façade est donc un poster situé dans l’entrée.
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The best thing, besides the architect...

The best thing, besides the architectural interest of the building itself, is that from the viewpoint of the clock, which is accessible to the general public (paying, yes, the rest is free), you have incredible views of the city and surroundings . Climb the tower and take pictures of the roofs and colorful houses in Reykjavik is mandatory ritual, in winter or summer, desjepados skies, gray skies and heavy, with light arctic noon January 1, with the sun on top in June: It does not have to go away without some fun in this viewpoint. For just one example. Photos :)

Lo mejor, aparte del interés arquitectónico del edificio en sí, es que desde el mirador del reloj, que está accesible al público en general (pagando, eso sí, el resto es gratis), se tienen unas vistas increíbles de la ciudad y sus alrededores. Subir a la torre y hacer fotos de los tejados y las casas de colores de Reykjavík es ritual de obligado cumplimiento, en invierno o en verano, con cielos desjepados, con cielos pesados y grises, con luz ártica de mediodía un enero, con el sol en lo más alto en junio: Da igual, no hay que irse de allí sin pasar un buen rato en este mirador.
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Church hallgrmur

The Church of Hallgrímur (Hallgrimskirkja) is an immense concrete church, visible 20 miles distanciaes and undoubtedly the best place to start your visit of the city. Be sure to climb the tower from where you will have the best view of Reykjavik (you can climb to the lookout comfortably lift for just under 3 euros). The interior of the church is very austere and cold, nothing spectacular and it only highlights his incredible body.

Iglesia de hallgrímur

La Iglesia de Hallgrímur (Hallgrimskirkja) es una inmensa iglesia de hormigón, visible a 20 km de distanciaes y, sin duda, el mejor punto para comenzar la visita de la ciudad. No dejes de subir a la torre desde donde tendrás la mejor panorámica de Reykjavik (se puede subir al mirador cómodamente en ascensor por algo menos de 3 euros). El interior de la iglesia es muy austero y frío, nada espectacular y de él solo destaca su increíble órgano.
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This church is located in the city ce...

This church is located in the city center of Reykjavik, islande.Le country where I live. Its special architecture quite do my choosing this angle shooting pretty graphic. I recommend this to all countries traveler, a total change of scenery garranti. Nicolas

Cette eglise se trouve au centre ville de reykjavik, islande.Le pays ou je vis.
Son architecture assez special m a fais choisir cette angle de prise de vue assez graphique.
Je recommande ce pays a tous les voyageur, un depaysement total garranti.
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Exceptional church

This is an original and magnificent church. It is at the same time contrast, simple and impressive. It offers, for a few euros kronur or rather, one of the most beautiful panoramic view of Reykjavik, the more it is in the city center and easy access for all. It made me remember the balsamic organs I could discover in different countries and regions.

Une eglise exceptionnelle

C'est une eglise originale et grandiose. Elle est en meme temps contraste, sobre et impressionnante. Elle offre, pour quelques euros ou plutot kronur, une des plus belle vue panoramique de Reykjavik, de plus elle est au centre ville et facile d'acces pour tous. Elle m'a fait rappeler les orgues balsamiques que j'ai pu decouvrir dans differents pays et regions.
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Majestic!

Majestic!

Maestosa!
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Spectacular design and views from the...

Spectacular design and views from the church are incredible as these in the highest point in Reykjavik. In ' http://islandeando.blogspot.com/p/reykjavik.html' can see a different view and some things that might be interesting or useful :-)

Espectacular el diseño, y vistas desde la iglesia son increíbles, ya que estas en el punto más alto de Reykjavik. En ' http://islandeando.blogspot.com/p/reykjavik.html' podeis ver alguna vista diferente y algunas cosas que pueden ser interesantes o de utilidad :-)
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Information about Hallgrímskirkja

Hallgrímskirkja Phone Number
+354(510)1000
+354(510)1000
Hallgrímskirkja Address
Skólavörðuholti pósthólf 651
Skólavörðuholti pósthólf 651
Hallgrímskirkja Website
http://hallgrimskirkja.is/
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