The cardboard cathedral,as it is known,has been built to replace the original cathedral damaged so badly in the October 2011 earthquake. Work on the latter might take a very long time.
The white chairs are a memorial to those who died... one for each person
I am personally not religious, however, I always love to visit churches and chapels when travelling as the history and design always surprises and fascinates me in all the ways possible. This Lutheran parish church is at 74.5 metres high, it is the largest church in Iceland and among the tallest structures in the country. The entry fee for the church is free however to enter the church tower, the fee for adults is $900 ISK ($57 HKD and $7.27) and free for children aged 7 to 14 is $100 ISK ($6.3 HKD and $0.8 USD).
It was modeled after the Pantheon in Rome and has the third largest unsupported dome in the world. During the Second World War, a bomb pierced the dome. Fortunately, it didn’t explode. Locals think of this an a miracle!
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