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Odense Cathedral - Sct. Knuds Church

Klosterbakken 2, Odense 5000, Denmark
+45 66 12 03 92
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Beautiful old church

It's stunning inside, and there a lot of graves of prominent people. There's many epitaph and the... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark

Big brick cathedral is impressive from the outside. And I liked the decorated inside as well... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
izi f
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Klosterbakken 2, Odense 5000, Denmark
+45 66 12 03 92
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

It's stunning inside, and there a lot of graves of prominent people. There's many epitaph and the huge Valkendorf chapel with coffins of the Vittinghoff family.

Thank NayaP
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Big brick cathedral is impressive from the outside. And I liked the decorated inside as well. Perahps not so interesting for forigners as we don't know much about Danish history...

Thank izi f
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Aside from the general impression of a large, white interior space, be sure to see the large, carved, gilded altarpiece, and go down underneath it to see he bones of the Sainted king of was killed in the church by soldiers not keen to accept...More

Thank David N
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Stunning church architecture (brickwork amazing) in the centre of this old city. Young people are the hallmark of this city & there is an young vibe reaching the Cathedral with modern sculpture and modern artworks inside & out.

Thank MarikaWoods
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Worth a short visit especially downstairs in the crypt area. Lots of signs in both Danish and English so you can understand the history.

Thank bradziker1
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Am not used to being asked for entrance fee into a church! A man was standing in the centre aisle with a cash box on the table. The fee was DKK 50 per person. Thought this was a rip off so wouldn't pay.

1  Thank DoJeartist
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Nice to visit the church on a rainy November afternoon. A quiet and warm place to sit down and be quiet for awhile. The bones of St. Knut, also connected to history in Lund, Sweden are on display in the crypt.

Thank kacytjobb
Reviewed 3 October 2015

We traveled to Odense to see this church where my friend's great grandmother had been baptized. It was lovely and a great experience!

Thank 78722Bev59
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Wikipedia states that: "St. Canute's Cathedral , also known as Odense Cathedral, is named after the Danish king Canute the Saint, otherwise Canute IV. It is a fine example of Brick Gothic architecture. The church's most visited section is the crypt where the remains of...More

1  Thank jolene793
Reviewed 11 September 2015

The church of King Knud. Very large tomb behind the alther with beautiful carvings. If you come fromeither east or west at the old road to Odense, you can se the church ca. 10 km away.

Thank Gunnersen
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