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Budolfi Cathedral

Algade 40, Aalborg 9000, Denmark
+45 98 13 49 28
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Beautiful church

This is a beautiful church. The interior is quite plain as it’s Lutheran and it’s very white but... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
fmck49
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Glasgow
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Gleaming white Gothic beauty

Even if not going inside, it is still beautiful to admire it from the outside and the history is... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
on_the_go_98765
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Tucson
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Budolfi Cathedral is placed on the highest spot in the old Aalborg between the old highstreet Algade and Gammeltorv. Its snow white facade gives the cathedral a exalted expression even though its actually the smallest of its kind i Denmark. Budolfi is named after the english munk and saint, St. Bodolfus, who lived in the 700s, and was praised as a protector of travellers. Budolfi Cathedral has always played a big part in the history of Aalborg which is shown in the crest of Aalborg, which shows three church towers, whereas one is Budolfi. The other two is the Church of Our Lady Kirke and Aalborg Abbey Church. One of the reasons why Budolfi stands out is its amazing carillon which plays every hour from 8am to 10pm. The specific music is changed during the year, making it fit the different holidays and occasions. The melodies is controlled by a computer but can also be operated manually. The carillon has exsisted since 1934 but the 48 bells present today were made by the Dutch company Petit and Fritsen in 1970. The biggest bell weighs about 1250 kilos whereas the total weight of the carillon is 16 ton.
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“old church” (2 reviews)
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Algade 40, Aalborg 9000, Denmark
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful church. The interior is quite plain as it’s Lutheran and it’s very white but there is plenty of interest to see and we were made to feel very welcome. Try to avoid going in when a tour party is in.

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Even if not going inside, it is still beautiful to admire it from the outside and the history is interesting, too. It is named for a 650 AD Benedictine monk (English) who is known as St. Botolph. During the reformation in the mid-1500's, it became...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

The cathedral is exceedingly well looked after and well worth the time taken for a visit. Information is available in English. The organ is very good, being played at the time of our visit. They are creating a new cathedral precinct by demolishing the old...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Went on here on a relaxing stroll around Aalborg, what an amazing building. It's striking from the outside and overlooks a lovely little cobbled square. Inside it was so wonderfully well kept. The artefacts, the pews, the pulpit were all a joy to behold. Well...More

1  Thank James H
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This old church is very beautiful. Although there are no beautiful painted ceilings or stained glass, the church is worth a visit. The wood carvings are especially beautiful.

Thank Ricmar60
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Definitely worth a visit. The church seems less ornate than many we have seen in Europe, but it is beautiful in its relative simplicity.

Thank wetraveln0w
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Situated close the shopping street in the centre of town - unfortunately we were unable to go inside at the time of our visit.

Thank hildenley
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

This stone church having been rebuilt several times is 800 years old. It is a combination of austerity and splendidly ornate paintings and statuary. It is marked by a magnificent clock in the tower. It has served as a place of worship for Catholics and...More

1  Thank JordanS8
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This Cathedral is Lutheran and named after St. Butolph an English Saint, It was built about 300 years ago, it is well built and really a beautiful Church

1  Thank lesleywr
Reviewed 30 March 2017

A famous and old Cathedral in Aalborg. The best part was the old, painted ceiling, right in the entry way. We didn't spend a whole lot of time here, but it was right next to the underground ruins of an old Franciscan friary (from street...More

2  Thank Cristiana H
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