Magnus Cathedral Ruins

Kirkjubøur, Faroe Islands

Magnus Cathedral is a ruined cathedral built by Bishop Erlendur around the year 1300. The building was however never completed. The cathedral is in an unfinished state to this day. The building has never had a roof. Magnus Cathedral is the largest and most beautiful medieval building in the Faroe Islands.



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Founded: c. 1300
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Faroe Islands

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Davin Surio (2 years ago)
Perfect viewing spot not too far from the capital city. Nice view of the surrounding landscape and one of the oldest churches in the islands.
WERONIKA DURKA (2 years ago)
Lovely place! Those houses with roof grass - a beautiful place full of history. I recommend taking tea, something sweet and going there for a picnic or a trip
Ida Nedermark (2 years ago)
Nice small place. Not a place to stay for long time. If you use public transportation, make sure to check the time table as the busses don't go frequently out here. If you hike here from Torshavn, remember water proof shoes as there are many small water streams when you cross the mountains
Kallen Tu (2 years ago)
There's a little church in front of the ruined cathedral church. Free entry to both. Nearby also has a Faroese house you can visit for a fee. The ruins are the walls of the building with an extra room/broken staircase. It's beautiful seeing the mountains in the windows of the cathedral.
Fraser Boyd (2 years ago)
The family who owns the building was so kind in letting us visit indoors to see relics and artefacts. The farmer’s English was superb and he explained helpfully about all the sheep-farming practices on the islands. My visit was as part of a cruise tour group so I’m unsure if this type of visit is always possible.
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