Reykjavík Art Museum Kjarvalsstaðir
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Kjarvalsstaðir houses the works of one of Iceland’s most recognised artists, Jóhannes Kjarval. Coffee house and design store.
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A museum beautifully located in a park close to the central. Ca 20 min walking distance from the flat. Check out the exhibitions. Has a lovely cafeteria - I recommend having lunch there.
This Art Museum is located in a very small park. The exhibitions vary. There is a small cafe inside the museum and a gift shop. The park is also nice to visit on a sunny day. It takes about 8 minutes to walk there.
Museum with modern paintings & sculptures by well-known Icelandic artists, plus a cafe & gift shop.
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“Hallgrímskirkja church is Reykjavík's main landmark and its tower can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. It was designed by the late Guðjón Samúelsson in 1937, who was often inspired in his endeavours by the fascinating shapes and forms created when lava cools into basalt rock. Construction of the church began in 1945 and ended in 1986, with the tower completed long before the rest of the building. The crypt beneath the choir was consecrated in 1948, the steeple and wings completed in 1974 and the nave consecrated in 1986. The church features, most notably, a gargantuan pipe organ designed and constructed by the German organ builder Johannes Klais of Bonn. Standing tall at an impressive 15m and weighing a remarkable 25 tons, this mechanical action organ is driven by four manuals and a pedal, 102 ranks, 72 stops and 5275 pipes, all designed to reproduce powerful notes capable of filling the huge and holy space with a range of tones - from the dulcet to the dramatic. Its construction was completed in December 1992 and has since been utilised in a variety of recordings, including some by Christopher Herrick. Standing directly in front of the church, and predating it by 15 years, is a fine statue of Leifur Eiríksson (c. 970 – c. 1020) – the first European to discover America. Records suggest that Leifur landed on the shores of the new world in the year 1,000 A.D., that's 500 years before Christopher Columbus. The statue, which was designed by Alexander Stirling Calder was a gift from the United States in honour of the 1930 Alþingi Millennial Festival, commemorating the 1,000th anniversary of the establishment of Iceland's parliament at Þingvellir in 930 AD. ”
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“on top of Öskjuhlíð hill you can enter the Pearl, built on huge hot-water reservoirs and take the elevator up on 4th floor to enjoy the view. Or visit the glacier exhibition, or have a dinner on the 5th floor ”
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“Indoor/outdoor geothermal public pool. The indoor pool was designed by state architect Guðjón Samúelsson (Hallgrímskirkja Church, University of Iceland, National Theater) and opened in 1937. The pool was recently expanded and now includes an outdoor pool as well.”
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“Reykjavík´s local park is just around the corner, it has a art museum, frisby golf course, beach volley ball court and more.”
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