Roskilde Domkirke

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Roskilde Domkirke information

Roskilde , Denmark
Street Domkirkepladsen
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adult/child Dkr60/free
Opening hours
9am-5pm Mon-Sat, 12.30-5pm Sun Apr-Sep, reduced hr rest of yr
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Lonely Planet review

Denmark’s most amazing cathedral is Roskilde Domkirke , a designated Unesco World Heritage Site. It dates back to the 12th century, but has been added to so many times that it’s now a superb showcase of 800 years’ worth of Danish architecture. As the royal mausoleum, it contains the crypts of 37 Danish kings and queens – contemplating the bones of so many powerful historical figures is a moving memento mori. No fewer than 11 spectacular chapels and crypts sprout from the main body of the cathedral. No doubt every visitor will have their favourite: here are ours.