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Address: Kirkjubour, Streymoy, Faroe Islands

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Stark and neat

A very plain parish church that kisses the North Atlantic. Modern art above the holy end and one other religious painting of note. Solid construction. Interesting graveyard... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

A very plain parish church that kisses the North Atlantic. Modern art above the holy end and one other religious painting of note. Solid construction. Interesting graveyard. Loos near by.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

It's a really nice and calm place. The church is beautiful placed by the small harbour. The church itself is not so special but with the church ruins, the harbour and old original houses it's a place to visit.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Although this church has nothing overly special to it, it does have a superb setting on the shores of the fjord. More importantly, it is open. Most churches in the Faroes are forever closed. You have to be lucky to stumble on an open church. This church has regular visiting hours, is free, and typical of all the other churches.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Lovely old restored church by the sea. During restoration items were found buried under the floor and now on display. This church is by the family house. The string is picturesque.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

Make sure to visit Olavskirkjan when you visit the farm and/or Kirkjubø. The area and the locaiton of the Church is stunning.

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Indian Shores, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

A very old church with a great view. It has a beautiful gate at the entrance and a well kept cemetery. One is allowed inside. If in the area check it out, there is also the medievel Magnus Cathedral close by.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

The outside view deceives the eyes. The gates bear a resemblance to T Patterson's work (at the National Art Gallery, Torshavn). Once inside (check times as sometimes locked) i is like a pine tardis. Make sure you spend time looking at the exquisite carvings of the pews, the old metal 'mace' and the tons of wood - oops sorry probably... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Make sure to stop and see this wonderful small village full of attractions when in the Faroe Islands. History here dates back to 12th or 13th century. Several old churches and Roykstovan, lived in by the same Faroese family for 17 generations, are nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

The Magnus cathedral in Kirkjubøur is from about 1300, while St. Olav's church is from the 12th century and the old farmhouse is from the 11th century. The 900-year old log cabin roykstova in particular is a fascinating view of what life and homes would have been like in the times of the Vikings, and the site was well worth... More 

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