sights / Religious

Marmorkirken information

Copenhagen , Denmark
Frederiksgade 4
+45 33 15 01 44
Getting there
Bus: 1A
More information
dome adult/child Dkr35/20, church admission free
Opening hours
church 10am-5pm Mon, Tue, Thu & Sat, 10am-6.30pm Wed, noon-5pm Fri & Sun, dome 1pm & 3pm daily mid-Jun–Aug, 1pm & 3pm Sat & Sun rest of year
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Consecrated in 1894, the neobaroque Marble Church (officially Frederikskirken) is one of Copenhagen's most imposing architectural assets. Its grandiose dome – measuring more than 30m in diameter and inspired by St Peter's in Rome – can be climbed on weekends. The church was ordered by Frederik V and drawn up by Nicolai Eigtved. Construction began in 1749 but spiralling costs saw the project mothballed. Salvation came in the form of Denmark's wealthiest 19th-century financier CF Tietgen, who bankrolled the project's revival.

The church's exterior is ringed by statues of Danish theologians and saints.