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Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen

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The seat of the country's parliament, the stately Christiansborg Palace stands directly above the ruins of a castle that existed in this very spot nearly 1,000 years ago. Take a guided tour of the palace to see its famous royal reception rooms used by the queen to entertain visiting heads of state. Be sure to visit the largest of the reception rooms, a hall so vast it can seat up to 400 guests. For a crash course in Danish history, visit the remains of the original castle to learn about the palace's long service as a royal residence and seat of legislative power. Check the website for downloadable maps of the palace. Arrange your visit to Christiansborg Palace and discover more family-friendly attractions in Copenhagen using our Copenhagen itinerary planner.
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  • I really enjoyed my visit to the Christiansborg Palace. Most visitors will take in the beautifully decorated, elegant formal Reception Rooms still in use today but the Royal Stables and the Royal Kitc...  more »
  • One of the best visits to offer in Copenhagen, which combines various places (Parliament, ruins of the original building, Palace, kitchens, stables...).
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  • The visit includes several areas but limit ourselves to the Palace. The Church that was in our programming, was closed at the time of our visit as well as the theater. So we saw only The Royal Receptions Rooms, in which we were delighted with the crystal chandeliers, the salt, the throne room, and the room of the Giants
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  • I had visited it in the summer so it was pretty much crowded, however the place is amazing and there is a lot of history to it. You get a beautiful view of it, if you take a ferry around.
  • I visited the palace with my girlfriend and her family. We had a great time at the palace and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Copenhagen! The tower view is also a great thing to check out.
  • If you're concidering going on a tour in the palace, i definenitely reccomend it! The tour guide is clear about what he is saying, and his stories are hilarious!
  • Visited this place as part of the Cultural Night in Nov. Pretty impressive interior, architecture and most of all, the chandeliers! I took so many pictures of these, found them so beautiful. They really preserved the place well, and we took some time to actually visit all the rooms. Each with its own design and identity/purpose.
  • Beautiful palace with lots to see. Probably better with a guided tour but some amazing things to see here.

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