Hallgrímur Pétursson is one of Iceland's best loved personalities in the history of the Lutheran church. The most noticeable features about the Hallgrímskirkja are its size on one hand, and its location on the other. Along with its height, the location makes it possible to see this church from almost everywhere in Reykjavík. The church tower is almost 75 meters high and the panoramic view from the top is spectacular. The church took decades to build. The church owns quite a few pieces of religious art, worth seeing. Amongst them is a beautiful statue of Christ by one of Iceland's most famous sculptors, Einar Jónsson. The church belongs to the Lutheran State church.
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