This is a church from 1250 that is still in use. Our guide showed us around and even sang a hymn for us in the church. It is not very decorated, but quite bare. The nice thing is that it is still used.
A parish church, from about 1250, located in Kirkjubøur in southwestern Streymoy. It Faroe oldest church still in use. The church is named after the Norwegian King Olav den Hellige (995-1035), and from 1111 to 1538 the Faroe Islands had its own diocese with Olav Church as the main church. The 21.8 meter long and 7.5 meter wide church is... 更多
It's a really nice and calm place. The church is beautiful placed by the small harbour. The church itself is not so special but with the church ruins, the harbour and old original houses it's a place to visit.
Although this church has nothing overly special to it, it does have a superb setting on the shores of the fjord. More importantly, it is open. Most churches in the Faroes are forever closed. You have to be lucky to stumble on an open church. This church has regular visiting hours, is free, and typical of all the other churches.... 更多
Lovely old restored church by the sea. During restoration items were found buried under the floor and now on display. This church is by the family house. The string is picturesque.
A very old church with a great view. It has a beautiful gate at the entrance and a well kept cemetery. One is allowed inside. If in the area check it out, there is also the medievel Magnus Cathedral close by.
The outside view deceives the eyes. The gates bear a resemblance to T Patterson's work (at the National Art Gallery, Torshavn). Once inside (check times as sometimes locked) i is like a pine tardis. Make sure you spend time looking at the exquisite carvings of the pews, the old metal 'mace' and the tons of wood - oops sorry probably... 更多
Make sure to stop and see this wonderful small village full of attractions when in the Faroe Islands. History here dates back to 12th or 13th century. Several old churches and Roykstovan, lived in by the same Faroese family for 17 generations, are nearby.
The Magnus cathedral in Kirkjubøur is from about 1300, while St. Olav's church is from the 12th century and the old farmhouse is from the 11th century. The 900-year old log cabin roykstova in particular is a fascinating view of what life and homes would have been like in the times of the Vikings, and the site was well worth... 更多