Christianskirkjan, Klaksvik

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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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  • An interesting church. Church has some interesting art works in the basement. Fortunately, we had a guide who loved art and explained the research, the process and the symbolism of each piece. Has a b...  more »
  • The tall building has three levels of pews. Hanging from the ceiling is a boat (do not know why). In the basement, are 10 wooden artworks about the life of Christ.  more »
  • 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.
  • This is a nice and interesting modern Church worth a visit. The historical part is limited, however one still gets a nice experience visiting the church.
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