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Aarhus Domkirke

Store Torv 1, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
86205400
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Ranked #4 of 107 Attractions in Aarhus
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Religious Sites
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Toronto
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The buliding is not overly ornate on the outside. However, the interior is immaculate. The murals and artworks are beautiful. The altar is beautiful and modestly decorated. There was a service during my visit right in the semi-enclosed area so I got to listen to the hymns accompanied by organ. The only stained glass window is behind the altar. The... More

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Mandurah
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109 reviews 109 reviews
53 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Begun in 1190 and finished in the 16th Century this cathedral is the longest and tallest in Denmark with the bell tower being some 310 feet high while the church is 300 feet long. It contains over 200 frescoes. Well worth a visit.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Yes, a nice cathedral in an old square with several picturesque buildings, worth seeing and/or walking around.

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hamilton
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14 reviews 14 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I expected this 12th century Cathedral to be dark upon walking through the doors, but what I found was just the opposite. Bright and welcoming with a gorgeous nave. For me, the highlight of the Cathedral was the magnificent frescoes and intricately carved main alter...truly a wonderful historic site!

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California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
46 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I didn't expect to enjoy Arhus as much as I did---who's ever heard of Arhus? You go to Copenhagen when you're in Denmark. But Arhus is friendly, accessible, and unexpected. Just like this church, which is not so impressive on the outside. On the inside---what fun! This was a Catholic church until the Reformation, when its frescos were covered up... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful Church and interesting history - ask to hear about the burial chamber on the left when you enter the hall - the tower is defiantly worth the exercise!

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Melbourne, Australia
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1,236 attraction reviews
636 helpful votes 636 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

At 93m long Aarhus Domkirke is the longest church in Denmark. It also boasts the country's tallest spire. It doesn't look very attractive from the outside but the interior is beautiful in its simplicity. It is whitewashed throughout and has soaring plain windows which flood the place with light. Under a couple of the arches you find some stunning medieval... More

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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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Lund, Sweden
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Århus domkirke is an old church in the middle of Århus center. It's beautiful and there is much to see and discover.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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