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Aarhus Domkirke (Cathedral of St. Clemens)

Domkirkepladsen 2, Aarhus 8000, Denmark (Midtbyen)
86-12-38-45
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Ranked #18 of 109 attractions in Aarhus
Type: Religious Sites
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Aarhus Domkirke is a lot more attractive inside than out. At 93m long it is the longest church in the country and also boasts the tallest spire. The whitewashed walls of the interior and the high windows make it incredibly bright inside. It is wonderful spacious and cool, perfect sanctuary if you visit on a baking hot summers day. The... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Aarhus Domkirke is one of the things you should take time to visit in the cozy and beautiful city that is Aarhus. I like looking at it standing in the pladsen as far back from it as possible; especially under the summer sky. Inside is very understated, as you would expect, but impressive and beautiful for the same reason. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I loved walking around in this church. The doors were open and there were a lot of things to read about and to admire. I even saw a viking ship!

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

I think the reviewer whom described Aarhus as being 'beautiful' is perhaps exaggerating Aarhus to a good extent. Aarhus is nice,but certainly not beautiful. The cathedral we have here is nice. Not naughty or outstanding like Durham or Cologne,just nice. Danish people are really lovely and make us Australians look more arrogant and rude than we already are,so that's a... More

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Lodz, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

It looks rough on the outside, but inside is ineed pretty. Notflooded with gold but tasetfully decorated. White wall create interesting conrast with rich ornaments.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Interesting brick exterior, classic plain lifeless Danish white interiors. The cathedral looks more like a church, certainly one of the least impressive European cathedrals that I have seen. But hey... this is Denmark.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Don't be fooled by the exterior of the cathedral! It is worth a visit as it is a simple gothic architecture rich in history. There is serenity within the cathedral and the simplicity of its gothic architecture makes it very interesting. On the left side of the cathedral altar is 10 posters swivel that succinctly briefs the reader of its... More

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Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We visited the Aarhus Cathedral (Cathedral of St. Clemens) at the end of July 2012. This is a beautiful church with very nice ceilings, stained glass and alter. However, the highlight for us was the bell tower. For a small fee (I think 5 or 10 DKK), you can climb the very worn spiral stairs up the spire. There is... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Very large and impressive church with many large well-preserved murals/wall paintings, an amazing altar piece from 15th Century and a very large baroque organ. - An experience not to be missed in the middle of the bustling pedestrian zone!..

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Allen TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

What a setting, right at the end of the town square! The church has beautiful brick work on the outside and entrances. Plus, lovely artwork on the bottom part of the steeple. The inside had beautiful fresco's that had been painted over but was uncovered. There is a beautiful ship model that is hung from the ceiling representing that the... More

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