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Christiansborg Palace

Prins Joergens Gaard 1, Copenhagen 1218, Denmark
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Christiansborg Palace is situated on the little island of Slotsholmen (Castle Island) which is surrounded by canals in the heart of Denmark's capital, Copenhagen. Denmark has one of the oldest monarchies in the world, and the palace has a long, dramatic history which revolves around the exercise of royal power. Today, Denmark is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of governance. Under its beautiful copper roof, the palace houses the Danish parliament, the office of the Danish prime minister and the Supreme Court. It is therefore the center for legislative, executive and judicial power in Denmark. The palace also accommodates rooms for the Danish Monarchy. Focusing on the royal part of the palace, Christiansborg Palace is H.M. the Queen's working palace. This is where the Queen holds audiences, signs laws, holds banquets and receptions, celebrates royal anniversaries and receives state visits. It is a working palace where old traditions and the modern Royal Family meet. You will see dazzling halls, adorned with colorful tapestries, vast paintings, patterned floors, glittering chandeliers, and sumptuous stucco ceilings. You can explore The Royal Kitchen and see its two tons of shiny copper kitchenware. You can visit the beautiful palace chapel, stand underneath its dome and let your head spin as you gaze up at the angels in the ceiling décor more than 30 metres above you. In The Royal Stables you'll find the the white royal horses in the wintertime, and in the summertime the exhibition "All the kings' horses" - all year around you can see the Royal Family's array of carriages. One of them is coated with 24-carat gold leaf. You can also explore the underground ruins underneath Christiansborg Palace. These are ruins of earlier castles and palaces showing that the Castle Island is steeped in 800 years of power and political intrigue.
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Prins Joergens Gaard 1, Copenhagen 1218, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
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Reviewed yesterday

Something to entertain everyone in the family. Free on Copenhagen Card. You get entry to the Ruins underneath, the Royal Recpetion rooms, the Royal Kitchen, the Stables... A lovely way to spend an afternoon!

Thank Julia F
Reviewed yesterday

With guards, the show was great... ANd it was a pleasure to picture them. Even, my daughters have "played" with them bu acting as the same way!!! :)

Thank duc725
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is so much to see at Chrisiansborg Palace. We spent several hours here exploring the grounds and the palace.

Thank 704tracier
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When I was going to work I was always passing by the castle. Sometimes I was stopping and looking at it for some time. It's big, spectacular and worth seeing. I've never been inside though :)

Thank Ioana V
Reviewed 3 days ago

Catch a guided tour....much better than trying to figure out the rooms and history yourself. You get some interesting little stories from tour guide. Give yourself about 3-4 hours to do everything here. You may have to leave to get something to eat outside the...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came by this place for a visit since we were visiting the Folketinget (Danish Parliament) and the surrounding areas after our lunch as they are located together at the same place. The buildings were very beautifully and nice as they all have stood the...More

Thank ZfyEd
Reviewed 3 days ago

Didn't have time to enter this palace as was very pressed for time, but the facade is beautiful! Its a great spot to take a few pictures if you don't have time to go in.

Thank Drew B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the palace in the evening which seemed to be a good choice as the crowds during the day were gone. It has a very interesting history and being the highest building in the city the views are very good.

Thank STAN49_12
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were there a little before noon on a very beautiful day in the midst of a crowd of excited tourists. Very beautiful place.

Thank Harold W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Copenhagen seems to have more than its fair share of impressive buildings, more than a couple of which are classed as palaces. This Palace is well worth seeing.

Thank Brucestewart
Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its
blend of charming old buildings and bold new
architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well
as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner
city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which
consists of three buildings, two of which are new and
situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and
venues of the inner city and its surrounding
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8 July 2017|
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Response from HenriRoe | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does. I agree with the other answer, it's not worth paying for the stables or the kitchens individually. We didn't do the City Card as a lot of the attractions were outside the main city/we didn't want to do The... More
Jenny W
5 May 2017|
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Response from mhairi69 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I went as part of a group. But I think it's around 150 DK to gain access to all the public areas in the palace and kitchens. Really a lovely place to visit.
15 April 2017|
Response from rtpbutterfly | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the closest is Kongens Nytorv which is a bit of a walk, about 7 blocks away. There are several closer bus stops however which you could check.