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The jumbo jetlike Lutheran Hallgrímskirkja was designed to look like Iceland's basalt formations: sleek and statuesque. Architect Guðjón Samuel was in love with the country’s volcanic landscape, and it shows in this attention-seeking church that dominates the city skyline. At 73 meters tall, it is the largest church in the country: Ride the elevator to its top for stunning views, including of the mighty Mount Esja, which looms over the city.
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