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Founder of Copenhagen

This is a Statue to the Bishop of Absalon who was the founder of the city of Copenhagen, one of... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Andrew R
Nantwich, United Kingdom
Absalon, Archbishop of Lund and Politician

A mighty statue to a forefront figure in 12th century Denmark. Absalon was Bishop of Roskilde and... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2016
Nigel G
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

This is a Statue to the Bishop of Absalon who was the founder of the city of Copenhagen, one of many statues in the city this one is marked out by it scale and imposing position. Nearby are the underwater and in my view underwhelming...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

I really liked this statue and saw it on the free walking tour. It is impressive and you need to stand back to really take it in. Definitely recommend to see.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This tribute to the founder of Copenhagen dominates the scene on the street and I spent quite a few minutes viewing it and photographing it. I noticed that I was the only one on the street that found any interest in the monument. It is...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is a very impressive statue of the Bishop of Absalon, an important figure in Danish history and the founder of Copenhagen. He is depicted in a powerful military pose that is very impressive. Worth stopping and looking at while on a walking tour. It...More

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 19 July 2017

On our way back from Malmo and to Copenhagen, just before we ended our visit to these enchanting cities in Scandinavia, we paid attention to the statue of the founder of Copenhagen, that is, the equestrian statue of great bishop Absalon. It is located quite...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 6 December 2016

A mighty statue to a forefront figure in 12th century Denmark. Absalon was Bishop of Roskilde and later Archbishop of Lund. He was the closest adviser to King Valdemar I of Denmark and was himself a politician. The statue is enormous and can not be...More

1  Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The statue that you can't miss even if you want to (while walking around the Slotsholmen). It's situated on place where people meets for different occasions.

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