Most Beautiful Churches Around the World

1. Hallgrímskirkja

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Hallgrímskirkja is a Lutheran (Church of Iceland) parish church in Reykjavík, Iceland. It is named after the Icelandic poet and cleric Hallgrímur Pétursson. At 74.5 meters (244 ft) tall, it is the largest church in Iceland and among the tallest structures in the country. It is known for its distinctively curved spire and side wings, it has been described as having become an important symbol for Iceland’s national identity since its completion in 1986. Architecturally, Hallgrímskirkja consists of three parts: The tower with the distinctly curved side wings which house service facilities, a nave in more traditional architecture, and a sanctuary at the other end of the nave, whose cylindrical shape has been described as evoking Viking war helmets.