The Classic Style Of Landakotskirkja Church, Reykjavik, Iceland Pictured On Acrylic Fridge Magnet
Landakotskirkja Church (Landakot's Church) is the Catholic Cathedral in the Protestant country of Iceland. It makes for an outstanding landmark in the western part of the capital city Reykjavik, with its tower being flat topped as opposed to adorned with a spire. The size of the current structure is a far cry from that which was built in 1864 by the first Catholic monks in Iceland, Frenchmen Jean-Baptiste Baudoin and Bernard Bernard. This original building was a small chapel and a few years later a small church was built close by, at Túngata. As the number of Catholics in Iceland grew so did the need for a larger place of worship. The Landakotskirkja Church was consecrated on 23 July 1929 and was designed in the Neo-Gothic style by architect Guðjón Samúelsson. Its classic beauty is displayed on this acrylic fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts.
The Religion Of Iceland
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland is the National Church of the country followed by the majority of the population, approximately 80%. The Church follows the Lutheran faith and is a member of the Porvoo Communion. There is one diocese in the Church with approaching 280 parishes, many of which are small in the number of worshippers within them. Hallgrimskirkja, the largest church in Iceland, is a Lutheran Church and is prominent in the Reykjavik skyline. The church was completed in 1974 and is a regular venue for choral and organ concerts. The city of Reykjavik is lucky to have this eye catching landmark, as well as the equally splendid Landakotskirkja Church which is pictured on our attractive acrylic fridge magnet.