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Kiruna Kyrka

Kyrkogatan 8, Kiruna 98122 , Sweden
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Kiruna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A beautiful wooden church with a amazing design. Both the exterior and the interior are great and worth to see. Recommended on any trip to Kiruna

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Palm Bay, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A visit to Kiruna cannot be complete without a stop at this famous church. The town's founder Hjalmar Lumdbohm wanted to have a church with Lapp design. This is another one of Hjalmar's many contributions to Kiruna.

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Singapore, Singapore
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I've been there twice on two occasions, both in winter, and I have fallen in love with the place twice over. The church and its surroundings (including the little hill it's on) are astoundingly beautiful in its simplicity. It's very quiet and peaceful, and is very therapeutic to just sit inside to look at the surroundings and appreciate the wooden... More

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Manchester, UK
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is a lovely little church very near the centre of Kiruna. We saw it in the beautiful evening light after a snow fall - very special - and we went back to see it during the day which was completely different. And a lovely peaceful atmosphere inside. Well worth a visit.

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Perfect photo-shooting opportunities for you is you're in photography. The interiors were simply amazing and the exteriors were simply stunning...

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Stockholm, Sweden
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Kiruna kyrka is uniquely shaped in the form of a Sami church. The Sami are the native residents of this part of the world and have held their own ways of living through the years. The church itself is made completely of wood and has some lovely carvings. I also liked the gate which had intricate designs as well.

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31 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

There isn't much to do in Kiruna town so it was a real pleasure to wander into this wonderfully constructed church. Hints of Stave design, lots of wood, very organic looking inside and out and very bright, thanks to well placed windows. It would have been nice to know when and where the Minister was available though.

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Villefranche-sur-Saone, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

superbes bois sculptés à l'intérieur. The church's big gate's beautiful iron fitting is designed by Ossian Elgström. When we walk into the Church our gaze is drawn to the light Inside the Church, to the altar painting, painted by prince Eugen.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The architecture is wonderful and the setting is stunning, particularly beautiful when we saw it with a covering of sparkling snow.

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Hanover, Niedersachsen, Germany
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The Kiruna Kyrka appears to be a big wooden (Sami) tent on top of a small hill (a second taller tent is the bell tower). The church is in walking distance of the city center and the bus station. We visited this church in winter, i.e., the roof was covered with snow and the golden figures on the roof were... More

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