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Address: Domkirkepladsen 3, Roskilde 4000, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 46 35 16 24
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The royal burial church of Denmark and a UNESCO world heritage site....

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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We were surprised by the number of royal crypts inside

Beautiful cathedral with so many rooms of crypts of famous Danish royals and others. An absolutely lovely visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful cathedral with so many rooms of crypts of famous Danish royals and others. An absolutely lovely visit.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This cathedral have numerous burial crypts which serve as the final resting place for many Danish kings and their spouses. Most of the kings and queens are buried in beautiful stone sarcophagi that reflect the time period of their lives.

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Occidental, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Roughly a 30 minute train ride from central Copenhagen is Roskilde Cathedral. The exterior shows that it is obviously a very large church, but beyond its size seems a bit simple and understated compared to some other cathedrals. Inside is a whole different story. It's a very high, airy feel with clean lines. It is also the burial place for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Cathedral is beautiful .... Clean lines and airy... Impressive. Our guide told us that there were over 39 kings and queens buried here in the side alters.. Each one was impressive to see. The crypts were elegant and a sight to behold. Something that is unique and not seen elsewhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't expect such a beautiful cathedral in this smallish town but it was something special. Light and airy.....and the crypts were something to remember. All in all well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've seen a lot of churches and cathedrals in a lot of places but this was something unique. A living working church that is also a mausoleum. Despite being quite full in terms of the royal burials it didn't feel crowded to visit. It's as if a way has been found to house the royal tombs without interfering with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful Cathedrals I have seen. It is so open and light and with the various crypts and add-ons for the various monarchs it is a good way to learn a little of Denmark's history and see some impressive monuments. The free guide is a brilliant addition to a very reasonable entrance price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and beautiful cathedral. Plenty to look at and the booklet they give you is very informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Roskilde Cathedral is a very pretty and grand cathedral that's a 15 min walk from the Roskilde train station. If you walk the Algade you will almost walk directly into the cathedral. Take a moment before you enter to walk around the cathedral. You can admire the grand main entrance and be impressed how large the cathedral is. The entrance... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were given a great, free, self guiding booklet at the ticket counter. Go at your own pace. Guide tells who is buried where and what other historical artifacts etc are there to see.

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