Vesturkirkjan Church, Torshavn

3.8
#4 of 6 in Historic Sites in Torshavn
Admire the architectural landmark of Vesturkirkjan Church, whose stark, angular design stands out as a singularity on the Faroe Islands. A large glass-panel facade lets in light to the interior, where you can climb to the upstairs gallery and take in the whole of the structure. Note the unusual organ and modern lighting fixtures, which complement the overall spare yet elegant aesthetic. Do check the opening hours before you go, as the church has limited visiting times. Using our online itinerary creator, Torshavn attractions like Vesturkirkjan Church can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I went because it was a church when I looked up a high triangular roof seen from a high place in the town. Because it was closed when I visited, I was not able to enter it, so it was only the appearance. The church has a large window with a tongar roof and glass. Because the glass is large, I thought that it might be bright and beautiful inside.
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  • We see it from an out-of-town lookout and it feels like the monolita of 2001 A Space Odyssey. We decide to go and see it up close and unfortunately the result is disappointing: it looks like a pre-packaged IKEA.
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  • Beautiful place, lovely public garden and the steeple is a sight to behold. Always impresses.
  • Nice church.
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