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Christiansborg Palace
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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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“Loved it :)”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

Visit made especially good as met a couple of the royal horses out for morning exercise :) Apart from difficulty locating the entrance !!! This is well worth the visit and a minimum of two hours needed to do justice to the rooms and their contents.

Visited March 2014
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“Gorgeous!”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

Pleasantly surprised!! Beautiful!! Free with Copenhagen card. Also must see the stables!!! Another surprise!!

Visited March 2014
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“A must see for everyone!”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is the most incredible site that I've witnessed in some time. Keep in mind that this palace has been rebuilt a number of times on this site because of city wide fires over the centuries. These are the State rooms that the Queen uses to receive quests from foreign countries. They are stellar and so well cared for. Look for the tapestries in the large State Room. They are beautiful and tell a wonderful story of the country.

Visited March 2014
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“Worth visiting”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

It is well kept, quite interesting and the visit can be very informative, if you read the different explanatory boards.

Visited March 2014
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“Amazing!”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

We visited the royal stables and the royal reception rooms and they are fantastic!
Royal Stables - the horses are very well looked after, and you can see the different carriages they use for different occasions.
Royal Reception Rooms - it's absolutely beautiful, but it's huge and I wonder how many people they needed in the old days to maintain the place in order. My favorite rooms are the library, the dining hall and the throne room, of course. We wandered around by ourselves, but I think it would have been more interesting if we had walked with a guide so to know details of the history of this place.

Visited March 2014
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