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Review of Roskilde Cathedral

Roskilde Cathedral
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US$165.44*
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Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen
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US$63.09*
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Ranked #1 of 60 things to do in Roskilde
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Owner description: The royal burial church of Denmark and a UNESCO world heritage site. Experience a magnificent church and an architectural masterpiece. 1000 Years of Danish history are gathered here under beautifully decorated vaults and in dark crypts. Here 39 kings and queens of Dnemark lie buried. Roskilde Cathedral is just 20 minutes away by train from Copenhagen central station.
Reviewed 20 August 2014

The resting place of so many of Denmark's royals, this cathedral is worth exploring. I liked the outside tomb of a sailor king whose family knew he wouldn't want to be cooped up in a chapel. The organ is astonishing and the altar glorious. Take time, sit and --if there aren't too many tourists!--absorb the peacefulness of this sanctuary.

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

We weren't able to go inside but took lots of pictures from the outside. The church sits in a historic square. Beautiful construction. Don't miss it.

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Reviewed 15 August 2014

The cathedral in Roskilde is truly amazing. There may be greater and grander cathedrals out there, but in Denmark for sure not! And the history of the place is something worth having a look at, even on a sunny day as it were when we passed through on 11 August. I'd go back!

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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Although the Danish churches are less elaborate than Catholic counterparts in other countries, they are still beautiful. This church is the resting place of Danish royalty and the side chapels are literally packed with the sarcopaguses of past kings, queens and nobels. Look for the interesting antimated clock at back of church complete with dragon and the new side chapel under development for burial of the current queen (who is still alive and well).

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

A World Heritage Site just 30 minutes west of Copenhagen by train. All the Danish monarchs from the past 1000 years are buried here. Harald Bluetooth who brought Christianity to Denmark is the earliest monarch rumoured to be buried here, he died in 985 AD and his remains are said to be inside one of the church columns. Another important monarch was Queen Margarete, she united Denmark with Norway and Sweden and ruled all three countries in the late 1300's. Other famous graves are King Cnut's sister and countless Frederick & Christians. Some tombs are just dusty coffins visible through grilles in the wall, while others are magnificent marble sculptures filling side chapels. Some tombs are easier to see from the upper levels which are easily accessible.

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