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Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral

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Address: Noerregade 8, Copenhagen 1165, Denmark
Phone Number:
33 15 10 78
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 20:00 - 23:00
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 20:00 - 23:00

Church of Our Lady (in Danish: Vor Frue Kirke) is the cathedral of...

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.

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Church in perfect shape

Most churches i don't really like that much since they look a bit depressed and dark to me. This one is quite different!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Most churches i don't really like that much since they look a bit depressed and dark to me. This one is quite different!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

People began arriving by 4:15 p.m. and by 4:54 p.m. this place is totally full to capacity. Today's performance was performed by members of the Royal Academy of Music who are ready to graduate. I am happy that after graduation you will find these great musicians and opera singer in Philharmonics and Opera Houses all over the world. Performed two... More 

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Its a nice church with nice architecture its not so far away from downton and I really like it.If you like churches you can give it a go

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Henderson, Nevada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend told me we had to find this church. It was our last day in Copenhagen and we finally happened upon it. One of the most beautiful cathedrals we toured. Make the journey and visit this church.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Each sculpture has unique characteristics to the subject. Amazing and it's free and quick. Make this part of your trip

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't spend long in here just went in and looked at the ceiling and other wonderful parts of the architecture.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not the most impressive cathedral I've seen but beautiful nonetheless. It has a simplicity about it that is quite humbling. The statue of Jesus is great. The sculptor has his own museum in the city which is definitely worth visiting.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely church in the centre of Copenhagen, with some great architecture and lovely sculptures. It's close to the main shopping streets so your not that fair away from everything. Nice place to have a look at while your walking around and exploring.

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Cedar City, Utah
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We made it a point to visit this church on our recent trip to Copenhagen. The church was beautiful, very well kept. It was not overwhelming with detail and ornamentation. This allowed you to focus on the Christus statue and the 12 apostle sculptures. I'm very glad we went.

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

... to hear superb soul-lifting ambient electronic sounds from DreamHub while chilling out on comfy cushions drinking tea and taking in the soothing light show on the ceiling. What an imaginative way to get the punters into Church!

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