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Christiansborg Palace
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$133.41*
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Grand Inner City Tour of Copenhagen
Ranked #9 of 353 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.
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“Great Visit”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Went on a tour of Christianborg Palace, it was a great place! Beautiful! The library is stunning. Our tour guide was very nice.

Visited February 2014
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“Lovely, beautiful horses”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

Free with Copenhagen card.
Within walking distance of museum so easy to combine the two.
The Palace is breathtaking bur my favourite place was the stables full of beautiful white horses.

Visited October 2013
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“Seat of Denmark”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

The oldest palace and seat of Denmark is worth a visit.. the royal chapel and the palace have a guided tour where the guide explains the history - the stables and ruins are worth a visit.

Visited February 2014
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“A view of the danish royalty”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

When I arrived they were practicing the horse and carriage display which was lovely to see. The palace itself was stunning and as I went in February late afternoon there were few visitors. The tapestries made for the current queen and the palace whispers its secrets which demand time and patience. Recommended for all ages.

Visited February 2014
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“Beautifully preserved”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

Whilst there isnt a lot of furniture in the castle, the rooms a beautifully preserved, and it is actually warm inside.
Could do with some more interactive displays, but overall very enjoyable.
Would recommend to combine ticket with a visit to the stables if you find that sort of thing interesting.

Visited January 2014
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