Roskilde Cathedral

The magnificent red-brick cathedral with its impressive tall spires is considered one of Denmark’s most important architectural monuments, and it is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

For more than 1000 years there have been church buildings on these grounds which are a perfect starting point for a captivating journey through Danish history.

The present cathedral was probably built in the 1170s by bishop Absalon. Since then, the cathedral has been rebuilt several times and new chapels, embracing various architectural styles, have gradually been added.

Royal burial place

In the early 1400s, the cathedral was designated royal burial place, and since the Reformation, all Danish kings have found their final resting place here.

The insane King Christian 7 died of a stroke 13 March 1808 and is buried here. He was later followed by his and Queen Caroline Mathilde's son, Frederik 6.

Opening hours
01/07/2016 - 30/09/2016 Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
01/07/2016 - 30/09/2016 Sunday 13:00 - 18:00
01/10/2016 - 31/03/2017 Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
01/10/2016 - 31/03/2017 Sunday 13:00 - 16:00
Admission
Children
Free
Adults
60.00 DKK
Student
40.00 DKK
Copenhagen Card
Free

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Contacto

Dirección

Domkirkepladsen 3
4000 Roskilde

Correo electrónico

Phone

+45 4635 1624

Facilities

  • Classification

    • Unesco
    • Accessibility - Easy access
  • Discount

    • Copenhagen Card - free
  • Type

    • Cathedral

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  • Coordinates

    Longitude : 12.0804491
    Latitude : 55.642637699

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