The Marble Church

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The magnificent Marble Church, or 'Marmorkirken', sits in the heart of Copenhagen, in the Fredriksstaden area of town. King Frederik V ordered the church to be built, and construction started under the management of the royal architect Nicolai Eigtved in 1754, but it was not completed until 150 years later, due to changing monarchs and architects, and financial issues. But the long wait for the finished product wasn’t all bad - while the church lay unfinished, students from the Royal Danish Art Academy took the opportunity to practise painting ruins. After all, it was cheaper and easier than going to Italy or Greece! The design for the church was inspired by St Peter’s in Rome, and the 46m high copper dome is the third largest in Europe. Make sure you climb to the top to see the amazing view of the city! The dome is open to visit at 1pm every day during the summer, and at the same time every weekend at other times of the year. The church itself is free to visit, but you'll have to pay 35dkk to visit the dome (20dkk for children). The Marble Church lies on a breathtaking architectural line with the royal palace, Amalienborg and the Opera House, so it couldn’t be easier to incorporate into your sightseeing schedule. Image credit: Nils Nyvang from Pixabay.
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