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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  • August 14, 2017
    Particularly in external forms, but she gave me the idea that it was built yesterday. Even the color so white not made me crazy. I miss that old charm. Anyway to see why original.
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  • August 3, 2017
    This old church is very beautiful. Although there are no beautiful painted ceilings or stained glass, the church is worth a visit. The wood carvings are especially beautiful.  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    Definitely worth a visit. The church seems less ornate than many we have seen in Europe, but it is beautiful in its relative simplicity.  more »
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  • August 7, 2016
    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.
  • April 29, 2017
    Beautiful church even from an outside view.
  • December 4, 2015
    Lovely church in the heart of Aalborg.
  • March 31, 2017
    Really nice Church, worth a visit for tourists.
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  • February 5, 2017
    Beautiful church
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