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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the Cathedral as part of the Grand Day Trip and it was an excellent place to start. The architecture is very interesting - you can see how design changed over the period it was built. The fact that it is a brick building...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The detail and quality of the carhedral is exceptional from the royal tombs, frescos and carvings in the choir stalls was consistently excellent. Do not miss the dragon being swayed by St George when the clock strikes on the hour.

Thank PeterGH1964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a person who adores history - this place took my breath away. I could've spent days there. So may amazing stories, statues, people. I loved every moment. Breathtaking place.

Thank BBBBTravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cathedral is so different from others. You can see, how the architecture and culture have changed over the years. It so so worthy to go inside and spend some time just admiring the cathedral.

Thank Kamila R
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

The resting place of many of Denmark’s Royal family, it’s a beautiful cathedral both outside and in. Combined with a trip to the Viking museum this visit makes the half hour journey from Copenhagen well worth while.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

This old Cathedral encapsulates a fair part of the history of Denmark. It had started Catholic around the 10th century and became Lutheran some 6 centuries later. Many Danish kings, and members of their respective families, are buried in this Cathedral and these mile stones...More

Thank Eli_Rubinstein
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful cathedral. There is so much of interest, including the design of the current queen’s tomb, although apparently her husband doesn’t want to be buried beside her! There was a music rehearsal on while we were there and the acoustics are fantastic....More

Thank fmck49
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Roskilde is a must-see if you are staying in nearby Copenhagen. It's a very convenient train ride away. Between the cathedral and the Viking Ship Museum (both walkable from the Roskilde station) you have a really nice 1/2 to full day trip. It really depends...More

Thank Hoosier_Travel_Nut
Reviewed 16 October 2017

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 14 October 2017

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
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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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