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“Simple but beautiful”

Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral
Ranked #31 of 394 things to do in Copenhagen
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Owner description: Church of Our Lady (in Danish: Vor Frue Kirke) is the cathedral of Copenhagen. It is situated in the heart of the city on Vor Frue Plads next to the main building of the University of Copenhagen.The church was designed by architect Christian Frederik Hansen in the neoclassical style and was completed in 1829.The church can seat more than 1100 people and is decorated with the twelve apostles, the Risen Christ and the baptismal fount in the form of an angel holding a large scallop shell, all in Italian carrara marble. These sculptures were completed in Rome by the famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen.In the aisles many portraits of bishops and deans are on display.Night Church thursdays, fridays and sundays evenings offers prayer, electronica, poetry, jazz, taizé, gospel workshop and other contemporary forms all in candle-lighting. The program varies but can be checked on the website.In the Church apse there is a small museum and boutique. Below the museum, a part of the Gothic foundation is preserved, and a short movie tells the dramatic story of the tower.
Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

It is a simple but beautiful church. The big marbel statues of Jezus and the twelve apostels are beautiful in this rather simple church.

Thank Tom L
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

Very plain church but an ideal setting for the statues of Jesus and the Apostles. Information provided on laminated sheets so no need to have a guide. Well worth a visit, no charge made but leave a donation in the box.

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

We dropped in at 7pm on Sunday. A choir of about 20 people were singing gospel songs. We were invited to join in. It was great fun and a valuable experience. The candle lighting was lovely.

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Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

You can see all the church, from the main hall, aa museum, some ruins, to the tower, all for free. Simply amazing.
It's also an option to see the city from up

Thank Felipe V
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

This church is beautiful. My family visited here in July of 2006. I loved being in a historic church...one where my grandfather walked many years prior to when I was there with my family. Simply amazing. It is peaceful and wonderful. You won't want to miss this church if you are in Copenhagen.

Thank Jeneagen
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