The Hallgrímskirkja is a Lutheran church that can be found in the capital city of Iceland, Reykjavik. It is the largest church in the country at 244 feet tall and the sixth largest structure in Iceland. The church was named after a well known local poet and cleric named, Hallgrímur Pétursson.
This work of art was designed by the State Architect of Iceland in 1937, Guðjón Samuelsson, but construction didn’t start until after the war in 1945. Unfortunately, Guðjón did not live long enough to see the completion of Hallgrímskirkja in 1986 since he died in 1950.
The Hallgrímskirkja still ranks as BOTH one of the world’s most beautiful and strangest places of worship.
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