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Helligaandskirken (Church of the Holy Ghost), Copenhagen

Helligaandskirken (Church of the Holy Ghost), Copenhagen

A trip to Copenhagen is indeed incomplete without a visit to this famous 18th-century church that is in existence since it was founded by the Holy Ghost Abbey and continues to serve the city as an ancient place of worship.

Helligaandskirken, the church of the Holy Ghost, was once a monastic church. It was reconstructed in 1732 after being destroyed by a fire in 1728. The new Helligaandskirken was originally used as a workroom and hostel serving traveling monks. This monastery has since seen numerous expansions and continues to be a part of the city’s central life for over 250 years.

As you enter this building, you will find a large exhibition room facing Strøget. This hall formerly served as a hospital and today exhibits modern art. In the Church’s choir, you can find a font by eminent sculptor Thorvaldsen.

Tourists from across the world throng this church that has the only completely preserved medieval building in the city. Helligaandskirken is used for Record Fair and is the only surviving building from those bygone times.

Tip:
There are music recitals held here – check the chalkboard outside for details.
A dedicated festival runs from July to end of August and usually starts about 4pm.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 12-4pm; Sat: 11am-1pm; Sun: 10am-1pm

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Sight Name: Helligaandskirken (Church of the Holy Ghost)
Sight Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Sight Type: Religious

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