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Address: Domkirkepladsen 3, Roskilde 4000, Denmark
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+45 46 35 16 24
13:00 - 18:00
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The royal burial church of Denmark and a UNESCO world heritage site....

The royal burial church of Denmark and a UNESCO world heritage site. Experience a magnificent church and an architectural masterpiece. 1000 Years of Danish history are gathered here under beautifully decorated vaults and in dark crypts. Here 39 kings and queens of Dnemark lie buried. Roskilde Cathedral is just 20 minutes away by train from Copenhagen central station.

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Very ancient and monumental

To be in Roskilde (the ancient capital of Denmark) and not go to the cathedral? The ticket costs 60 krones. The cathedral is very beautiful and monumental. Shrine of the Danish... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anneke V
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To be in Roskilde (the ancient capital of Denmark) and not go to the cathedral? The ticket costs 60 krones. The cathedral is very beautiful and monumental. Shrine of the Danish kings. There is a small museum.

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Roskilde, Denmark
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As said - a must see. Roskilde Domkirke is an important part of Danish history. It's located in the city Centre, right next to the townhouse square (Called Stændertorvet) Visiting the small streets around Roskilde Domkirke, will give you an idea on how the houses looked a 100 years ago. If possible take a guided tour, so you don't mist... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a look for those interested in history, royalty or just Denmark in general. Cathedral looks good, the tombs are interesting and the overall experience is worth a see.

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Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellently maintained building. Very important historical site. Tombs of most Danish kings and queens. Well worth the time. We took the train from Copenhagen. Easy walk from station. Nice town to visit as well.

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Sewanee, TN
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The inside features dozens of ornate sarcophagi in various alcoves, plus engraved burial slabs on the floor of the church aisles. We were surprised to find them exposed to foot traffic. The docent we asked explained that covering them had been considered but the idea was rejected since the surfaces had barely eroded at all over the last 200 years.

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Frillesas, Sweden
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roskilde cathedral is the burial place of most of the Danish royalties. It is huge, made of brick and very impressive. I liked that there was information about the different kings and queens everywhere. Don't miss the upper level, fantastic view of the church room from above and a nice little museum too. Recommend that you check out the website... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a brief visit here on our way up to the coast. It was good that it stayed open until 6pm on the day we visited. There is a small free car park nearby and then a short walk up a steep slope to the main square. You are given a helpful leaflet with the entry fee which explains... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see and only a short train ride from central station Copenhagen using the Copenhagen Card. Roskilde UNESCO world heritage cathedral built 1170, the first Gothic cathedral built of brick and where more than 40 Danish kings and queens are buried. Go, this is well worth the time.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many kings and queens of Denmark have their final resting place in this ancient cathedral. Their monuments are interesting especially after learning a little about Danish history. There's a model of the glass monument that will be used for the current Queen and Prince Consort. It is completely different from any monument I've ever seen, yet it has very traditional... More 

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Roskilde, Denmark
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Roskilde Cathedral is one of the largest and most beautiful of Denmark's cathedrals. It is recorded on UNESCO's Heritage List and is for sure worth visiting.

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