Torshavn Cathedral, Torshavn

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#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Torshavn
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 .
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  • a simple beauty, typically Scandinavian. But very worth seeing, from inside and from the outside.
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  • A really nice and well kept old church in the middle of Tórshavn Old Town which is definitely worth a visit
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  • Lovely cathedral. Boats hanging from the ceiling. Doors at the end of each pew plus the distinctive balcony stood out for me.
  • Beautiful small church in the middle of town. Some unique features I hadn't seen for the pew seating. Impressive woodwork and a large organ. It has two ships suspended from the ceiling.
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