Vesturkirkjan Church, Torshavn

#5 of 6 in Historic Sites in Torshavn
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • This church lies a 10-15 minute walk out of the city centre, but is well worth it. Unfortunately it was closed, but the small park around it has a few interesting sculptures to see. You'll certainly.....  more »
  • Although not a tourist attraction per se, the pointed roof of the church dominates the Torshavn skyline. It's just a short walk from the centre of town, up a slight incline. Entry is free (although...  more »
  • Beautiful place, lovely public garden and the steeple is a sight to behold. Always impresses.
  • Nice church.

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