Domkirkjan is a small and charming Lutheran church of historical importance in Reykjavik.
History of Domkirkjan
There has been a church on this site since around 1200 AD. The current church, begun in 1788 and completed in 1796, has played an important role in Icelandic history.
It was in the Domkirkjan that Icelandic independence was first officially endorsed by the Lutheran church of Iceland. Since 1845, members and cabinet ministers of every Alþing parliament have gathered here for a service before the annual session. It was also in this church that Iceland's national anthem (also a hymn) was first sung in 1874.
What to See at Domkirkjan
The dignified interior of the Domkirkjan has side aisles with upper galleries and a notable baptismal font, donated by the famous 19th-century sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen.
Quick Facts on Domkirkjan
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- Domkirkjan - Nordic Adventure Travel
- Photos of Domkirkjan - here on Sacred Destinations
Map of Domkirkjan, Reykjavik
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