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Centrum Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The site of Denmark's main cathedral, the Church of Our Lady, has drawn worshippers since the 13th century, when Bishop Absalon built a chapel here. The previous church, consecrated in 1738, was burned to the ground in 1807 during the Napoleonic wars. Despite the country's poverty after the defeat, the city built a new place of worship, in the then-modern neoclassical style. Inside you can see Thorvaldsen's marble sculptures depicting Christ and the 12 Apostles, and Moses and David cast in bronze. The funerals of both Kierkegaard and H. C. Andersen were held here.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Nørregade 8
Copenhagen, Capital Region  1165, Denmark


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Rate Includes: Free, Daily 8–5 (closed to tourists during services)

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