Visible from miles away, Torshavn Cathedral impresses with its bright white walls and slated roof dating back to 1788. The Evangelical-Lutheran community has expanded the church over the years, but preserved the 1647 altarpiece standing on the north wall--don't miss this excellent piece of craftsmanship, depicting the Last Supper across a surface of 1 sq m (10.8 sq ft). Also look for the 18th-century bell, lavishly decorated by palmettes and a crowned emblem of The Danish East India Company--a reminder of Denmark's efforts to tame the North. Plan your Torshavn Cathedral visit and explore what else you can see and do in Torshavn using our Torshavn sightseeing planning site.
Torshavn Cathedral Reviews
I can’t be otherwise than highly amused about people who call it “ordinary” or who complain about the church being closed. Faroe Islands can have monumental churches like France or Italy and people... more »
Worth seeing if you're searching the middle of town. It's not everyday that you see a cathedral completely made out of wood more »
Definitely worth a visit! Went with a guide and he provided some wonderful background for the site.
Lovely cathedral. Boats hanging from the ceiling. Doors at the end of each pew plus the distinctive balcony stood out for me.
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