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Roskilde Cathedral

Roskilde Cathedral © Susanne Nilsson
Roskilde Cathedral © Susanne Nilsson

The Roskilde Cathedral was the first Gothic cathedral built out of brick during the 12th and 13th centuries. Since the 15th century, it has been the burial site for Danish monarchs and is home to the Roskilde Cathedral Boys' Choir. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cathedral's twin spires dominate the Roskilde skyline and the ornately gilded interior gives visitors a sense of the royal history of Denmark. Visitors are asked to be respectful of the fact that the cathedral is an active church, meaning that it will sometimes be closed to tourists during ceremonies and services. There is a Cathedral Museum in the Great Hall of the Chapel of the Magi, containing illustrations and artefacts detailing the history of the cathedral from the early Middle Ages to the present day. Guided tours are available.

Address: Domkirkepladsen 3, 4000 Roskilde

Website: www.roskildedomkirke.dk