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Roskilde domkirke

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Added on 08 Apr 2013,

last edited by »Ottocolor« on 08 Apr 2013

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Type of sights

Church/cathedral / World heritage site

 
 

Name and address

Roskilde domkirke
Dom zu Roskilde

Domkirkepladsen 3

DK-4000 Roskilde

Geodetic coordinates

55.641924 12.080254

Communication

Phone

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Internet

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Der Dom von Nordwesten/Cathedral, view from the north west
Der Dom von Nordwesten/Cathedral, view from the north west
Westfassade/Western front
Westfassade/Western front
Die Kapelle der ʺGlücksburger/The chapel of the ʺGlücksburgerʺ
Die Kapelle der ʺGlücksburger/The chapel of the ʺGlücksburgerʺ
Innenansicht des Doms zu Roskilde/Interior of Roskilde cathedral.
Innenansicht des Doms zu Roskilde/Interior of Roskilde cathedral.

Roskilde Cathedral (Danish: Roskilde Domkirke), in the city of Roskilde on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in easternDenmark, is a cathedral of the Lutheran Church of Denmark. The first Gothic cathedral to be built of brick, it encouraged the spread of the Brick Gothic style throughout Northern Europe. Constructed during the 12th and 13th centuries, the cathedral incorporates both Gothic and Romanesque architectural features in its design. Until the 20th century, it was Zealand's only cathedral. Its twin spires dominate the skyline of the town.

The cathedral has been the main burial site for Danish monarchs since the 15th century. As such, it has been significantly extended and altered over the centuries to accommodate a considerable number of burial chapels. Following the Danish Reformation in 1536, the bishop's residence was moved to Copenhagen while the title was changed to Bishop of Zealand.Coronations normally took place in Copenhagen's Church of Our Lady or in the chapel of Frederiksborg Palace.

The cathedral is a major tourist attraction, bringing in over 125,000 visitors annually. Since 1995, it has been listed as aUNESCO World Heritage Site. A working church, it also hosts concerts throughout the year.

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Input taken over from:

Roskilde Cathedral. (2013, March 20). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 07:01, April 8, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Roskilde_Cathedral&oldid=545805953

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08 Apr 2013

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Ottocolor

Hours of opening:

1st April to 30th September
Monday - Saturday - 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Sundays and holy days - 12.30 - 5.00 pm

1st October to 31st March
Monday closed
Tuesday-Saturday - 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Sundays and holy days - 12.30 - 4.00 pm

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Added on 08 Apr 2013,

last edited by »Ottocolor« on 08 Apr 2013