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Christiansborg Palace
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$127.67*
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Grand Inner City Tour of Copenhagen
Ranked #9 of 352 things to do in Copenhagen
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Christiansborg Palace is situated on the little island of Slotsholmen (Castle Island) which is surrounded by canals in the heart of Denmark's capital, Copenhagen. Denmark has one of the oldest monarchies in the world, and the palace has a long, dramatic history which revolves around the exercise of royal power. Today, Denmark is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of governance. Under its beautiful copper roof, the palace houses the Danish parliament, the office of the Danish prime minister and the Supreme Court. It is therefore the center for legislative, executive and judicial power in Denmark. The palace also accommodates rooms for the Danish Monarchy. Focusing on the royal part of the palace, Christiansborg Palace is H.M. the Queen's working palace. This is where the Queen holds audiences, signs laws, holds banquets and receptions, celebrates royal anniversaries and receives state visits. It is a working palace where old traditions and the modern Royal Family meet. You will see dazzling halls, adorned with colorful tapestries, vast paintings, patterned floors, glittering chandeliers, and sumptuous stucco ceilings. You can explore The Royal Kitchen and see its two tons of shiny copper kitchenware. You can visit the beautiful palace chapel, stand underneath its dome and let your head spin as you gaze up at the angels in the ceiling décor more than 30 metres above you. In The Royal Stables you'll find the the white royal horses in the wintertime, and in the summertime the exhibition "All the kings' horses" - all year around you can see the Royal Family's array of carriages. One of them is coated with 24-carat gold leaf. You can also explore the underground ruins underneath Christiansborg Palace. These are ruins of earlier castles and palaces showing that the Castle Island is steeped in 800 years of power and political intrigue.
St. John's, Canada
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“Great visit!”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

We really enjoyed this palace. We didn't have a guided tour, but we were able wander around through all of the rooms and read the descriptions as we went. We got the combination pass for the Reception Rooms, Stables and the Ruins. All were great!

Visited May 2013
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Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
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“Amazing, Impressive, Awesome. Mandatory to visit”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

One tour guide told us to don't visit this place because will be boring. She really doesn't what she was taling about, This place is just fantastic, impressive, i can say this was one of the most great things I saw in Copenhagen. You have to take time and go in to this place, arts, images, furnatuire. Really fancy place and literraly wonderful.

Visited May 2013
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“Wow”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

It took 4 hours to view the rooms, the underground and the stables. Rooms made other palaces I have visited look plain.

Visited May 2013
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“Stunning Architecture and Interiors”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Wow, worth a visit to see the amazing craftsmanship, and design in this beautiful palace with very checkered history (burnt down twice!). And really worth going to the ruins to see the archeology of the previous buildings which stood on this sight. Really unique

Visited May 2013
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“A beautiful palace”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Being pushed for time, we didn't get the opportunity to go inside the palace, but the grounds and setting are fabulous. I would recommend you set time aside to visit the palace as it is breathtakingly beautiful and so well preserved. This is definitely one of the attractions you should see when in Copenhagen.

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