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Church of the Holy Ghost

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Indre By (Inner City)
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Address: Niels Hemmingsens Gade 5, Copenhagen 1153, Denmark
Phone Number:
+45 33 12 95 55
12:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 13:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 16:00
Sat 11:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Lovely church on the main shopping street

Note well that there is no WC here nor at the H&M across the street, but a short distance away on the square there is a free, clean, and excellent facility below ground. The... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Note well that there is no WC here nor at the H&M across the street, but a short distance away on the square there is a free, clean, and excellent facility below ground. The church is beautiful and it was a pleasure to wander about and see all the details. Sadly, we were not able to hear the organ.

Thank solomon5
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We visited as we were passing by. The church has a very pretty altar and a spectacular organ, which was being played. There are music recitals held here - check the chalk board outside for details. There is a quiet chapel with candles for private prayer. Leaflets can be purchased in a range of languages.

Thank 30statesJo
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631 reviews
238 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The Church of the Holy Ghost stands on a site it originally occupied as a Monastery since 1296. It received Papal recognition in 1474 when King Kristiern I visited Rome. The Church was gutted by the great fire of Copenhagen in 1728, however opened four years later in 1732. The altar in impressive -depicting the Ascension of Christ. It was... More 

Thank Nigel G
Scottsdale, Arizona
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622 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This church is located along the main shopping street named Stroeget and located in the old Medieval area. It has one of the largest organs in Scandinavia and the facade of the organ dates from 1879. The church began as a Hospital Church in 1296. It then moved on to become an Abbey under the Popes and the Roman Catholic... More 

Thank Richard S
Minsk, Belarus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We were lucky to get inside and listen to the live organ music. That was amazing! Also it's a very beautiful building too.

Thank yegorb306
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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293 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Lovely church in the middle of the pedestrian area of Copenhagen. Forget the shops and the people for five minutes and go in, sit down and let peace enter your mind.

Thank macviking
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405 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We were on a Viking Ocean cruise and took an included tour of town. Of course we've seen many churches, but this was so beautiful. Worth the tour.

Thank RSpicer
Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I was in the area walking to a bus tour and saw this church. It's old and the architecture is very interesting. It only takes a couple minutes to look at and is worth the time if you like old churches.

Thank LostALot22
Palermo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

You will find this church while going around. Nice and tipically danish, it's really charming above all in the facede.

Thank Davide G
Dana Point, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

This church was first built as a hospital in 1295, then expanded to include a monastery in 1474. The west wing of the church is the city's only preserved medieval building.

Thank romazzino

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Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
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