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Roskilde Cathedral

Domkirkepladsen 3, Roskilde 4000, Denmark
+45 46 35 16 24
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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.
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Domkirkepladsen 3, Roskilde 4000, Denmark
+45 46 35 16 24
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A walk through time of royal Danish history. An immense brick structure an bell tower, the cathedral is the resting place of the royal family. The history is fascinating, and the family tombs are remarkable.

Thank Seattletraveler98107
Reviewed 5 days ago

The royal tombs are fascinating - don't miss this cathedral! The architecture is stunning, and the golden altar is beautiful. If you happen to catch a tourguide describing it, the story of how it ended up in Roskilde is very interesting - do ask!

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to see the stuff at ground level but try to make an effort to see the stuff below ground level and feel more at one with how the place used to feel, away from all the tourist noise.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't normal spend a lot of time in churches. But the sheer size and architecture was worth it. There is a lot of history within those walls. It's free if you have the Copenhagen card. I did a self guided tour.

Thank Melissa N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was interesting to see all the kings and queens final resting places (duck into the rooms lining the main aisle for the really opulent burials) and the cathedral itself is very pretty. Be sure to look for the clock of St George killing the...More

Thank Angela837
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a wealth of history in this complex. The kings and queens of Denmark are buried here in elaborate chapels and crypts. Also a fun clock worth seeing that rings on the hour.

Thank Square_Dansk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful architecture, helpful staff, unusual clock. Long history. Last resting place of many kings and queens..

Thank Greylinglady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This brick built church was created around 1170's. Around the time that brick building began in Europe. Gothic in nature and added to many time to create the building we visit today. Final resting place of many Dutch Monarchs. Chapels built for family groups hold...More

Thank Mellie2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral is a fantastic building to look at and really impressive inside. Looking at the tombs of kings and queens through the ages brings centuries of history to life. Compared to many gothic cathedrals across Europe it feels lighter and much less oppressive, which...More

Thank Tjackso2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK even though I'm completely not religious I always find churches, abbeys, cathedrals etc a calming environment where I can sit and chill, reflect on things and do some self-levelling. I don't know why but generally the bigger the space the better it seems for...More

Thank Rob L
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22 August 2016|
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Dear Whiterose. I am surprised that your tour guide did not know what the writing on the Kings Column is, as this is one of Roskilde Cathedrals most popular sites. The kings Column in the chapel of the holy magi has been... More
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