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Roskilde Cathedral, Roskilde
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
More than 40 kings and queens of Denmark are buried inside Roskilde Cathedral, making it a world record-holder in royal church burials. This World Heritage Site features mid-15th century frescoes, monumental Baroque paintings, stucco decoration, and elaborate sculptural compositions as well as and gilt, silver-plated, and white marble sarcophagi. The present brick cathedral with its twin Gothic spires was built in the 12th and 13th centuries, but porches and side chapels were added up to the end of the 19th century. Go to the gable's windows of the Christian IV's chapel, and see four putti holding up the symbols of death: a skull, a scythe, a torch, and an hourglass. The royal tombs represent the evolution of funerary monumental art. Compare the simple, classical appearance of the 19th century Frederick V's chapel with the ornate Baroque interior of the Christian IV’s chapel. Using our online itinerary creator, Roskilde attractions like Roskilde Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Grande,da perderci un'oretta. Da vedere l'orologio con le marionette che si muoconoscono ogni ora. Vale la pena andare a Roskilde per passare a vedete quella e poi farsi un giro lungo il mare. Massimo... read more »Great, to lose an hour. To see the clock with the puppets that you muoconoscono per hour. Worth going to Roskilde to jump to see that and then take a ride along the seafront. Up a brief morning throughout the town. Bellinashow original
With the brochure you get upon entering and some leisure time you will enjoy this beautiful church and learn something. The symbolism is so interesting and see why murials and stories were used to pas... read more »
Nos sorprendió muchísimo el interior de esta catedral. Muy luminosa y con una perfecta conjunción de elementos antiguos y muy modernos (tales como puertas y rejas). Desde nuestro punto de vista, merec... read more »The interior of this Cathedral surprised us a lot. Very bright and with a perfect combination of old and very modern elements (such as doors and gates). From our point of view, it is worth to devote some time to this gem.show original
Really beautiful and impressive. Probably the best church you can visit in Denmark.
A beautiful cathedral with architectural details from the last 900 years
Martin Juul Johansen
One of the most beautiful cathedral in Denmark.
Lise Bjerregaard Nielsen
Small compared to most internationally admired cathedrals, but beautiful and impressive inside as well as out. Displays about 800 years of changing architecture, has an interesting history as well as beautiful view from atop a hill. Almost never "overrun" by people - Danish churches almost never are. ;)
A really iconic city in Denmark. The viking museum is stunning.
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