Gråbrødrekloster Museet


This underground museum allows you to step off one of Aalborg’s busiest shopping streets to explore the life of a Franciscan friary in medieval times. Entry is via an elevator outside Salling department store on Algade; the museum is free to enter, but you pay to ride the elevator (40kr per group).

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Nearby Aalborg attractions

1. Langes Gård

0.07 MILES

The neighbourhood around Vor Frue Kirke is worth a wander, particularly the cobbled L-shaped street of Hjelmerstald. Halfway down the street is Langes…

2. Old Town Hall

0.08 MILES

The baroque-style old town hall (c 1762) sits at the corner of Østerågade and Gammel Torv.

3. Jens Bangs Stenhus


This five-storey Renaissance edifice was built by a well-heeled merchant in 1624. Today there's a jewellery store at ground level.

4. Vor Frue Kirke


This church is a landmark in the old part of town, anchoring a neighbourhood worth a wander.

5. Budolfi Domkirke


This 12th-century cathedral marks the centre of the old town and its elegant carillon can be heard every hour, on the hour. Its whitewashed interior…

6. Aalborg Historiske Museum

0.16 MILES

Just west of Budolfi Domkirke is the town's history museum, with artefacts from prehistory to the present, and furnishings and interiors that hint at the…

7. Helligåndsklostret

0.17 MILES

An alley off CW Obels Plads leads to the rambling Monastery of the Holy Ghost, which dates from 1431 and is home to some fascinating frescoes. The…

8. Jørgen Olufsens House

0.18 MILES

Jørgen Olufsen’s house was built by a wealthy mayor in 1616 and now operates as a cosy Irish pub.