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“Very impressed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral

Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral
Norregade 8, Copenhagen 1165, Denmark
+45 33 15 10 78
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Ranked #35 of 190 Attractions in Copenhagen
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Church of Our Lady (in Danish: Vor Frue Kirke) is the cathedral of Copenhagen. It is situated in the heart of the city on Vor Frue Plads next to the main building of the University of Copenhagen.The church was designed by architect Christian Frederik Hansen in the neoclassical style and was completed in 1829.The church can seat more than 1100 people and is decorated with the twelve apostles, the Risen Christ and the baptismal fount in the form of an angel holding a large scallop shell, all in Italian carrara marble. These sculptures were completed in Rome by the famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen.In the aisles many portraits of bishops and deans are on display.Night Church thursdays, fridays and sundays evenings offers prayer, electronica, poetry, jazz, taizé, gospel workshop and other contemporary forms all in candle-lighting. The program varies but can be checked on the website.In the Church apse there is a small museum and boutique. Below the museum, a part of the Gothic foundation is preserved, and a short movie tells the dramatic story of the tower.
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“Very impressed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Visited this church on the Sunday just gone as an unexpected visit - was very fortunate to be able to climb right to the top. Breathtaking 360 views of Copenhagen. A must visit if you are in Copenhagen!

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“My favorite church in CPH”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I keep coming back here and I always show it to visitor even though I am not a church goer or fan. It is very lovely church decorated in few colors: white, gold and some red. It looks very pure not does not have the heavy barok style

Visited September 2012
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“Top notch architecture and art.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This church was a collaboration between the best danish architect, and the greatest sculptor in europe, in the 19th century. C.F. Hansen was a classical master of architecture, and Bertel Thorvaldsen made statues of popes and emperors. The church is very serene, with gorgeous sculptures of the 12 apostles. The centerpiece is a refreshingly pleasant statue of Christ. He is portrayed, not as suffering, but as an all-accepting man with open arms. Remember to light a candle for your loved ones at the globe of light.

Visited November 2012
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“We liked it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

From the outside this Cathedral looks a little plain and inside maybe a little severe. It is different and lacks the embellishment of it's Catholis cousins. Still it's serene and comfortable to sit and contemplate the finish inside and the unusual art work.

Visited August 2012
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“Boring”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Boring neoclassical, clinical style, hard to believe you are in a cathedral of a capital city. Acoustics terrible for concerts

Visited June 2012
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