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Address: Austurvollur Sq., Reykjavik, Iceland
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An interesting little piece of history and not too difficult to locate given that it is effectively in the centre of the town centre and in a most prominent position. There is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve T
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Jackson, Mississippi
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful building that should be open for public tours. Very disappointed that you can't see and learn more about this building and the history behind it.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting little piece of history and not too difficult to locate given that it is effectively in the centre of the town centre and in a most prominent position. There is a lot of history about here if you're prepared to look for it and this 'attraction' is a case in point. Lots of angles and opportunities to get... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This stone building serves as the Icelandic parliament. No attempt at anything too grandiose for this structure: just an understated stone building with a clear functional design. Perhaps other governments around the world could learn from this example that it isn't necessary to spend a huge amount of money on a building used to govern the people.

Thank KGB777
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The Square directly in front of the Alpingi house is a popular meeting point for city walking tours. The Parliament House is a landmark of the city, and probably is the least guarded 1 among all its peers. In fact, you can even walk all the way to the door front of this 19th century building to take your selfie,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This building was totally unnoticeable until my friend told me about it. It us nondescript and you would probably miss it. It is a simple two storey building with an extension. The interior is decorative. It is located right in front of the town square behind the Reykjavik City Hall and Lake Tjornin.

Thank JamesKMTan
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

After doing a loop around the lake this is a nice place to stop and take a break. It was well kept but, someone did spray paint the base of the statue the night before, cleaners were there (even on a Sunday) washing it off.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We met our walking tour here in the garden area of the Parliament House. It is in the center of town and gives a good idea of the government area. We heard some history and took a few photos

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I recommend to visit the parliament with a tour where the guide can give you some more information about it. The building is nice and surprisingly small for being a parliament. It has a really nice part right in front of it, and is located quite centrally.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Other than the location and the garden in the back, I don't see any reason to go. But, if you're in the area it's a very pretty stop!

Thank sdonges
Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Sitting in the heart of the Capital city this is definitely worth the visit and one for your photo collection.

Thank Peter B

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