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Budolfi Kirke, Aalborg
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St Budolfi Church is the cathedral church for the Lutheran Diocese of Aalborg in north Jutland, Denmark.HistoryAalborg was already a town in the mid-10th century, with a fine position on the east-west Lim Fjord that served as a trade route between the North Sea and the Baltic until the 12th century, when the west end of Lim Fjord was closed by sand drifts. Aalborg became the regional trade center for northern Jutland. The famous Viking burial site at Nørresundby across the Lim Fjord indicates that this was a populated area of Denmark long before the town appeared on the fjord.Christian missionaries probably arrived sometime in the 9th century since nearby Viborg and Aarhus have evidence of Christian activity. In 948 Denmark was divided into dioceses and Aalborg in time fell under the See of Viborg. Of the earliest churches in Aalborg no trace remains. They would have been constructed of timber and been very small. Many times stone churches were built on the same location as the first churches, but direct evidence of an earlier "Viking" church has not been found.In the crypt of Budofi Cathedral visitors can see the remains of the large stones used for the original church that was built at the direction of Bishop Eskil of Viborg no later than 1132. The first church was much smaller than the current church since it was a parish church. It consisted of a short nave and choir built in Romanesque style. That means it had half-round arches supporting a flat timber ceiling.
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  • A must when you are in town. Beautiful church, centrally located. Go to a concert there, if there is one, so you can sit quietly and enjoy the space for a longer period of time.
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  • In the heart of Aalborg is Budolfi Church which is also Cathedral and incidentally Denmark's smallest. Close by there are parking places, but most are busy and currently there is much construction and roadworks in the area, but do not give up, the Church is definitely worth a visit. A nice white Church that lights up in the cityscape, the Church is open to visitors and you go in from the side. It is open Weekdays 9-5 pm and Saturday 9-14.00. Inside you will find a very richly decorated church with many epitaphs and woodwork, among others are benches entrances nice decorated. The font is slightly different and is in white and black marble from 1728. On the way out through the porch looking first really the beautiful murals. Visit finally this beautiful Cathedral.
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  • A very 'busy' style of architecture. Not a plain wall on the place. Near the middle of town and worth a stroll by. (I couldn't get in the afternoon I was there not sure why it was locked up but still ...  more »
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  • The cathedral contains fresco murals from 1500-1525, which should be attractive for all tourists, who whould like to feel a "spirit" of Danish churches before Reformation. Besides, Cathedral has a great idea of organ concerts, which take place every season.
  • Lovely church in the heart of Aalborg.
  • Well worth a visit as a tourist!
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  • Really good Church! Has even been baptized in there, and I did not die.
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  • A beautiful old church. It is something notable to attend a church service in St Botolph's Church.
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