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Roskilde Cathedral

Address: Domkirkepladsen 3, Roskilde 4000, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 46 35 16 24
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Ranked #1 of 34 Attractions in Roskilde
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The royal burial church of Denmark and a UNESCO world heritage site. Experience a magnificent...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: The royal burial church of Denmark and a UNESCO world heritage site. Experience a magnificent church and an architectural masterpiece. 1000 Years of Danish history are gathered here under beautifully decorated vaults and in dark crypts. Here 39 kings and queens of Dnemark lie buried. Roskilde Cathedral is just 20 minutes away by train from Copenhagen central station.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Roskilde Cathedral is an amazing building from about 1100. The last viking king, Harald Bluetooth, is said to be burried there. Since then, all member of royal family - mainly kings, queens, princess and prince - have been burried there. The construction is big and can be seen far from the fiorde. Worth a visit!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Our family visited the Roskilde Cathedral in late December and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The Cathedral holds a the burial remains of the most of the Danish monarchs for the past 600 years and each of the side chapels which is dedicated to a family group has the most amazing decorations and paintings that it is almost impossible not to... More 

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Roskilde, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Placed in absolutely city-centre along main square and with breath-taking view over the fjord, this spectacular cathedral is towering the city and can be seen from mile. Inside a respectful silence rules. Despite of many spectators the feeling inside the cathedral never gets cramped. Fascinating tombs of ancient kings, queens, nobility etc. can be seen. Even possible to come real... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This church is amazing and wanderful. I have been there in 2009 and I took some unforgettable photos. If you are going to Denmark you can go there to visit, it is lovely!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Roskilde Domkirke is the oldest gothic building in Denmark and houses a huge collection of Royal Danish tombs in chapels, the most impressive being that of King Christian IV. Over near the entrance to the cathedral is a medieval clock that strikes on the hour where St Jorgens runs out on his horse to slay a dragon and upstairs houses... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a UNESCO World Heritage site and with good reason. It was built in the 12th century and is a very early example of red brick architecture. It's also the final resting place of Denmark's royals, going as far back as the 13th century. A must visit if you're in Roskilde.

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Labrador, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Roskilde is only half an hour by train from Copenhagen Central station. The Cathedral is another 5 minutes walk and is included on the Copenhagen card for free. It is truly beautiful inside, with numerous side chapels containing elaborate tombs of Danish royals. The cathedral is beautifully presented, with everything easy to follow thanks to the keepsake booklet included in... More 

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Australian in rural Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We caught the train out to Roskilde, about an hour away. It was a 10 minute walk to the cathedral through the town, past a town square to the church. This is the burial place of most of the kings and queens of Denmark for the last 1000 years or so. It is fascinating to see the tombs and monuments,... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

The cathedral is an impressive structure where Danish royals are buried. A guidebook was included with the price of admission, so I was able to read about what I was seeing and the history behind it. The cathedral is a beautiful place to visit, but the included guidebook makes the visit even better because you can know what you are... More 

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Nevada City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

dating to the second century this massive brick church holds the graves of nearly all the royalty dating back to 1000.

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