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Kópavogskirkja, Kópavogur

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Kópavogskirkja is a modernist church in Kópavogur, the second-largest town in Iceland (pop. 30,000). The church is located on Borgarholt hill and provides a nice view over Kópavogur, Reykjavík and the surrounding area.

Construction work on the church began in 1958 and it was opened on December 16, 1963. Its architecture is unusual, consisting essentially of the cross-section of two wide arches. Its profile is prominent in the Kópavogur town seal.

Quick Facts on Kópavogskirkja

Site Information
Names:Kópavogskirkja; Kópavogskirkja, Kópavogur
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Kópavogur, Iceland
Coordinates:64.112314° N, 21.913283° W  (view on Google Maps)
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Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

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  1. Kópavogskirkja - Wikipedia
  2. Kópavogskirkja.is - official website

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Title:Kópavogskirkja, Kópavogur
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:08/02/2009
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