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Roskilde Cathedral

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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...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Having toured Europe for two months each year for 20 years, I,ve seen enough cathedrals to get overload. However Roskilde Cathderal is a bit out of the ordinary, housing the tombs of 22 of Denmark's monarchs. The Cathedral is really a collection of 7 buildings...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This brick-built cathedral is the burial place of Denmark's royalty. The decorations are minimal, as one would expect in a Lutheran country but the tombs are interesting. Gives one a feel for the long run of Danish history.

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a visit to Roskilde and see the cathedral. It's a very interesting cathedral with lots to see inside.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone goes to Roskilde for the Viking ship museum, but the Cathedral is at least as much of a gem and certainly worthy of a visit. At the entrance, be sure to get the very informative booklet and, if accompanied by kids, get the incredible...More

Thank Orserio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magnificent cathedral where 39 Danish kings and queens buried. Must see. Need a guide to give you history and background.

Thank Kevin56003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place of worship. The brick makes it look relatively modern but the site goes back more than a thousand years. If you like art, especially wall paintings and sculpture, you'll love it. The most notable feature is the many, many, deeply overwrought coffins....More

Thank historyandtea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you only have time to visit one cathedral in and around Copenhagen, this is the one. Located in the former capital city of Denmark, this cathedral is magnificent. It is also not crowded, probably because most people go to the Viking ship museum instead.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is classified as UNESCO world heritage. Dating from the 12th century, it was built in brick and took near 100 years to be complete.This is a royal burial church: more than 40 kings and queens of Denmark are buried here. When you purchase the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing cathedral to see and enjoy. We really enjoyed the atmosphere. It is so Well kept. Explenations in english also

1  Thank Vivian R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So glad we went to visit this place. Not only is it a beautiful place but it sits at the center of Danish history, with all royalty buried there, most in their own crypts.

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NYLiddy
July 15, 2018|
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
In Roskilde I would budget about three hours at the Viking centre (including walking there for the station) about an hour at the Domkirke- another 90minutes for lunch and waking back to the station so....arrive in Roskilde... More
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PatGi2015
May 16, 2018|
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Yes, take as many as you like and share them. But please do not use flash, and please refrain from photographing church goers. Kind regards David Heritage Manager
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whiterose1026
August 21, 2016|
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Dear Whiterose. I am surprised that your tour guide did not know what the writing on the Kings Column is, as this is one of Roskilde Cathedrals most popular sites. The kings Column in the chapel of the holy magi has been... More
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