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Address: Austurvollur Sq., Reykjavik, Iceland
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A landmark building

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
King L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank King L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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.

Thank SJCPat
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

Thank lollygal
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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.

Thank Nuno B
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
Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Probably was impressive at the time it was built. Now looking small and understated though the modern wing adds modernity. But it feels more appropriate than the overload of ultra modern commercial and residential apartment buildings

Thank David G
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Presiding over the main square in Reykjavik, this building is historically and architecturally interesting. It is a heavy looking building which does nothing to brighten the mood of a cloudy, dreary day in the capital. More interesting is the fact that the building is not surrounded by guards or terrorist proofing. That in and of itself makes a viewing worthwhile... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

surprisingly modest….i think this says a lot about this country…it is not a special building, nut it is special in a sense that there is not need to overspend..Iceland overall is a very good example modern/quality/modest lifestyle

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