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“Simple and picturesque ”

Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral
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US$700,00*
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Classic Copenhagen Private Walking Tour
Ranked #40 of 418 things to do in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
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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 23 December 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the peace and quiet of this church. The decor is simple and elegant which makes it picturesque. The pews are quite unusual too.

Thank AnanB
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"lovely interior"
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

This was a great way to see original work by Bertel Thorvaldsen - for free! The church itself is a clean, Nordic building and was well worth a stop of 15 minutes or so.

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

It only takes 5-10 minutes to visit this church but be sure to pass by this beauty! Enjoy the sculpture "Dåbens Engel" by Thorvaldsen. It is a masterpiece.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

As a Latter-Day Saint, this was a special place to visit - it is the site of the original Christus statue, the same statue that is in the Temple Visitor's Center in Salt Lake City. It is a simple cathedral, not as ornate as many in Europe but it is beautiful. The statues of the Apostles are also interesting to look at especially the statue of Peter holding keys in his hand. If you enjoy visiting chapels and cathedrals, this is a very meaningful one to add to your list.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is another really stunning church in Copenhagen, immaculate white and surrounded by statues of the disciples. The chandeliers appear like hovering halos above the central aisle.

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