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Address: Domkirkepladsen 3, Roskilde 4000, Denmark
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+45 46 35 16 24
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Sun 13:00 - 18:00
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The royal burial church of Denmark and a UNESCO world heritage site....

The royal burial church of Denmark and a UNESCO world heritage site. Experience a magnificent church and an architectural masterpiece. 1000 Years of Danish history are gathered here under beautifully decorated vaults and in dark crypts. Here 39 kings and queens of Dnemark lie buried. Roskilde Cathedral is just 20 minutes away by train from Copenhagen central station.

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A lot of interesting history

We weren't sure what to expect here but decide to pay the $8.00 each to enter. It turned out to be so much more than we expected. This is where most of the Kings and Queens of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Halifax
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't sure what to expect here but decide to pay the $8.00 each to enter. It turned out to be so much more than we expected. This is where most of the Kings and Queens of Denmark have been buried for the past 1000 years. It has been declared a World Unesco site...and easy to understand why.. So much... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roskilde Cathedral is one of the two main attractions in town, the other one being the Viking Ship Museum. The church is on the main path between the train station and museum. Your best bet is to see it going to or from the Viking Ship Museum. Admission is about $10 US in Danish currency and included a really nice... More 

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adminros, Gæsteansvarlig at Roskilde Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, and notably for pointing out the importance of the triforium. The triforium was not accessable to the visitors before 2012, and your review confirms that this is a valuable addition when visiting the Cathedral. Kind regards David Høyer Heritage and Visitor Manager More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large cathedral complex of Roskilde offers amazing history, perfect (sculpture) art and daily worship. Outside the worship hours is the entrance charged.

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Holbaek, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing and huge church with beautiful art everywhere and a lot of history all around. You can visit as a museum or to a worship. Both is breathtaking.

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Te Awamutu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I say "very different" as it was the first Lutheran Cathedral I have been in. It is not as dark and over busy as most Catholic ones seem to be, nor as stark as most Anglican ones are, but unique to itself with some interesting and pleasant wall decorations etc. We were staying in Roskilde and using it as a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Bluetooth created a signaling system for his network of observers using fire beacons on top of each hill to track enemy attacks. This is exactly how Bluetooth works on your mobile phone and laptop, just 1000 years ahead of his time. His interment is unimpressive if you can even find it (just center left in the Cathedral, marked in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This is a mandatory visit when traveling to Copenhagen/Denmark - since the city of Roskilde is about 20min from The Danish capital by train. Visiting the sarcophagus of the dead Danish kings and queens inside the cathedral was an stunning experience and I highly recommend it to learn about the country's history and traditions.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Lots of history in this church. We visited specifically because Blue Tooth was buried there. Great value with the Copenhagen Card

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Roskilde Cathedral is an architectural gem. The cathedral is most famous for being the place where most Danish kings and queens are laid to rest. The many tombs bear witness of the evolution of funenary monuments. There are many other beautiful details, such as the altarpiece, the decorations above the stalls, the royal box, pulpit, etc. Dragon howl when the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We visited Roskilde Cathedral, a short train ride from Copenhagen, to see the burial place of the Danish royal family. The church, built from bricks, contains most of the royal family dating back to the 1500's and was built in the 1170's. It is a beautiful church in a quiet country town and well worth the time taken to visit... More 

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