Evening light, Kirkjubøur, Faroe Islands.
Kirkjubøur is the southernmost village on Streymoy, Faroe Islands and the country’s most important historical site.
The village was important in the Middle Ages. At that time it was the episcopal residence for the Diocese of the Faroe Islands and as such the spiritual centre of the society. In those days the village is said to have had around 50 houses. The majority of these houses were washed away by a fierce storm in the 16th century.
Three main monuments from this time are: the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral from about 1300, the oldest still used church of the Faroes, Saint Olav’s Church from 12th century, the oldest still inhabited wooden house of the world, Kirkjubøargarður from 11th century.