Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Royal Palaces of Copenhagen and The Marble Church (Marmorkirken)

I visited several of Palaces in Copenhagen they have quite a few.

Amailenborg which is the home of the Danish Royal family it consists of four identical classical palace facades with Danish Rocco architecture. This was located a short distance from the Canal. 

the Guards

Frederiksberg Palace is situated on three islets in the castle lake in Hillerod north of Copenhagen. The place was build in the Dutch Renaissance style at the beginning of the 1600's by King Christian 4.  It was late in the day when I got there so the Palace was closed but the the baroque garden was beautiful despite being so early in season they were still enjoyable to visit

Christianborg palace is divided in the middle, with Royal Reception Room, the Supreme Court and the Prime Minister's office in the northern wing and the Parliament in the southern wing.

Christianborg Palace

Near the Amailenborg is the Marmorkirken (the Marble Church) also known as  Frederik's church this was quite amazing to see. It was probably inspired by St Peter's in Rome, the church was started in 1740 but due to budget cuts and the death of Elgtved in 1754 the it was left incomplete and stood as a ruin for 150 years.  It was finally completed in 1894.

the Marble Church