Domkirkepladsen, Roskilde, Denmark
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Roskilde Cathedral Reviews
Cathedrals don't come grander than this! Jul 11, 2016
This cathedral is touristy. Make no mistake. But touristy in the bestest of ways. This church which has fast become the main attraction for its namesake town is near impossible to miss, and holds a very significant place in the world of Christianity in Denmark. It's also home to the graves of nearly 40 of this country's monarchs over the years.
The Cathedral is decently priced, although it's free for those with a Copenhagen Card.
There are so many highlights here I could go on forever:
* The famous clock (see photo) from the 1400s that's one of a kind in Denmark
* The Canon's Chancel which houses the 3 wing altarpiece made in Antwerp
* Chapel of the Magi that includes sepulchres of Christian 1 and his wife. But even more interesting in the central pillar that contains markings to indicate the heights of royal visitors to the cathedral over the years
* Frederik 5's Chapel, a hall that contains so many black and gold ornate coffins
* Christian 4's Chapel with the 2 larger than life paintings....
As I said, I could go on and on but I'd so rather suggest that you visit it instead!
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Roskilde Cathedral Jul 26, 2006
Roskilde cathedral is a very nice cathedral which is the burial ground for danish monarchs. The cathedral is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cathedral was built in the 12th and 13th centuries, and it was Scandinavia's first Gothic cathedral to be built of brick.
At the entrance I got a information sheet about the cathedral, they even had on in dutch :) I walked around and saw al the different porches and side chapels. There are many tombs and crypts spread over the cathedral.
If I remember right there also was the possibility of a guided tour at certain times.
Part of the Sweden - Denmark, summer 2006 travel blog
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