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“Beautiful building”

Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre at the heart of Reykjavik is an award-winning building situated at the old harbour. Harpa opened its doors in 2011 and boasts a wide variety of hosted events where all musical genres play a part. Harpa won the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2013 for architecture. Harpa was designed by Olafur Eliasson, Henning Larssen architects and Batteri architects. Harpa is the residency of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, The Icelandic Opera and the Reykjavik Big Band. Harpa is a state of the art conference centre. Harpa was awarded the prestigious MICE Report award for best conference centre in Northern Europe. Harpa is also the home of several regular shows: - How to become Icelandic in 60 minutes - Pearls of Icelandic Songs - Icelandic Sagas: The Greatest Hits - Reykjavík Classics - Mulinn Jazz Club - The Tin Drum Series - Bowie: The Session - The Icelandic Emigration Center's Exhibit
Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is a sight both inside and out, night and day. Architectural amazement! Bar and restaurant inside and happy hour. We happened on a barista competition and sampled great coffee and pastries for free for a fun hour or two. Always hosting activities.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

been to iceland in the past .always thought of it as extremely clean but the are outside the Harpa was filthy with rubbish in the water features surrounding the building .cig ends piled up next to the entrance

the building itself was superb ..well worth stopping for a coffee and a sticky bun

Thank holidaysareus21
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

when you walk to the inside of the building, you will say.. "WOW". It's amazing to see how this building was made, and it's a great place to take photos. There is a cafe inside, so you can have a light lunch or coffee.

Thank ChristinaL5004
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Almost impossible to miss from the outside, dominating Reykjavik's old harbour scene, and with its ever-changing light-show on the façade, it's well worth it to be seen from the inside. Simply walk up to the top floor, through a series of scenic staircases, or even sip a glass of wine looking over the city.

Thank Michele R
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

We took a guided tour of this building. Tour guide was excellent and very informative. Learned a lot about this state of the art and modern building. We learned that this building is a source of pride for most Icelanders. Visit this building and admire the architecture and modern beauty of its interior and exterior facade.

Thank tworns
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