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Christianskirkjan, Klaksvik

#8 of 22 in Historic Sites in Faroe Islands
Must see · Church · Tourist Spot
Considered one of the most striking buildings in the whole country, Christianskirkjan represents both a modern architectural achievement and a favorite religious site for the worshipers. The idea behind the construction was to create a landmark that would reflect the culture and history of the country. As a result, it was built out of natural basalt and wood, and topped with the traditional sod roof typical for Scandinavian buildings. Inside, you'll see a Faroese boat hanging from the ceiling, a celebrated altarpiece dating from 1901, a rose window designed by Ulrikke Marseen, and a number of other decorations and icons of carved wood. Put Christianskirkjan and other Klaksvik attractions into our Klaksvik day trip planning app, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Wonderful friendly chap explained the history of the church. Do not miss marquetry plaques of the Life of Christ in the room below the church. We were so glad to find the church open as most were...  more »
  • This is a beautiful place of worship. The alter is decorated with a fresco painting transferred to canvas. It depicts symbolic scenes from the bible. Very nicely done. In the nave, under the ceiling.....  more »
  • Beautiful church in Klaksvik
  • Really beautiful church. Altarpiece is really big and draws all the attention to it. It represents the beauty of old Faroese churches, there are also beautiful images in the basement of the church which are wonderful. I'd recommend visiting it no matter of your religiousness as it is a beautiful work of art as it is a religious building.

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