Vor Frue Kirke
The Charity Fountain is the most beautiful in Copenhagen. It was built in 1608 and is a popular rallying point for buskers.
Sankt Petri Kirke
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Vor Frue Kirke information
Lonely Planet review
Opposite the university is Vor Frue Kirke, Copenhagen’s cathedral, which was founded in 1191 and rebuilt three times after devastating fires. The current structure dates from 1829 and was designed in neoclassical style by CF Hansen. With its high-vaulted ceilings and columns, Vor Frue Kirke seems as much museum as church – quite apropos because it’s also the showcase for sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen’s statues of Christ and the 12 apostles, his most acclaimed works, which were completed in 1839. Thorvaldsen’s depiction of Christ, with comforting open arms, became the most popular worldwide model for statues of Christ and remains so today. In May 2004, Vor Frue Kirke was the site of Denmark’s biggest wedding – that of Crown Prince Frederik to Mary Donaldson.