high and unique dome, The Marble Church is one of the most beautiful buildings
in Copenhagen. It is of joy of many Copenhageners that it is higher than most
of the general buildings in Copenhagen. It is outstanding and makes this part
of the city, Frederiksstaden, more beautiful.
was founded in 1749 under King Frederik V, who wished to mark 300 years of the
Oldenburg dynasty (1448). A mighty church, called the Frederik’s Church, was to
be built in the new part of the city, nearby Amalienborg.
was drawn grandiose, but it turned out to be too expensive, so the construction
work stopped and the church was left as ruin until 1875. In this year, the
richest man in the history of Denmark bought the ground by the State of Denmark
and financed the construction and the houses around it. After some revised
drawings, the church was finished.
construction was finalised in 1894 and the result was a unique building that is
definitely worth a visit, both inside and out. The dome is 31 metres
and inside it is decorated with the most beautiful stucco. Outside the dome is
covered in marble, from this the church got its name The Marble Church.
are many bronze statues of famous Danish cristians, such as Grundtvig and
Kierkegaard, and there are more statues on the balustrade. Right under the dome
and all the way around are the most beautiful mosaic windows – a master piece.
Church is open for visitors during ceremonial services and is open for visitors
at specific times.
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