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Address: Kulusuk, Greenland

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House of faith of an isolated village

The little church sits unlocked for travelers to visit. This is the only church in the world that has a replica of an old sailing ship suspended from the ceiling in the front of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2015
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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located at the end of town on a small grassy promontory, check out the carving of an inuit woman looking out over the bay before you go inside. The church is small and simple but one thing will catch your attention: the beautiful stained glass windows. In red, yellow, green and blue, they are simple but effective. It's worth going... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Built from a wrecked ship, the church is tidy, neat and has pretty stained glass windows in the colors of the houses of the settlement. It is a large structure and you can see the ship in the wood slats, beams and other pieces While sitting on green pews, we learned what the Greenland language looked like, as hymn books... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

The church is built from the timbers of a wrecked ship and dates to before Danish governance of Greenland. It has wonderful small stain glass windows as well as a model of the ship from which it was constructed. The church looks over the inlet where you can see icebergs.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

The little church sits unlocked for travelers to visit. This is the only church in the world that has a replica of an old sailing ship suspended from the ceiling in the front of the church. The village elder told me it is to remind worshipers that sailing on the sea is dangerous. The model is to remind the congregation... More 

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San Jose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

You get a sense of community while visiting the church. Like many places in the world, there aren't so many people who practice even in this small village. However, the pride with which it is maintained gave me the sense hope in this very rugged town where the problems of the 21st century are very present.

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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Most churches in this part of the world are picturesque - the colours contrast with the outside environment. This was no exception. The church was really interesting inside too - with pure animal fur lining the altar. It seems to be always open and is worth a visit - good photo opportunity too as it is perched at the top... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Colorful and charming small church. The day I visited I entered the church after watching a funeral parade for one of the older drum dancers. Everyone was is in bright colors and though sad, there was an aura of celebration in the people and in the church. It was my privilege to be there.

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Stony Plain, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

There are not many "sites" to be seen in Kulusuk. The church is beautifully maintained in bright colours. The real site to be seen in Kulusuk is its spectacular scenery. It is very expensive to come here. It is not handicapped accessible if you take the tour as it involves walking about 3 km. This destination is a "bucket list"... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

There aren't too many highlights in this town, but the church is one of them. Your guide is sure to take you inside.

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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This quaint church is the collective centre of the community. Lovingly maintained and detailed by hand by the natives and the missionaries that have tried to bring the modern world to this remote community. Dealing with the darkness, isolation, this church brings people together, in this unique corner of the world.

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