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Our Lady's Church and Square, Copenhagen

Our Lady's Church and Square, Copenhagen

Frue Plads (literally "Square of (Our) Lady") is a public square located on the north side of the Church of Our Lady in Latin Quarter of Copenhagen. It occupies a rectangular space which is bounded on the other sides by University of Copenhagen's main building to the north, Nørregade to the west and pedestrianized Fiolstræde to the east.

Situated close to the University of Copenhagen, Church of Our Lady is one of the popular churches in the city. This cathedral was constructed in neo-classical style in 1829 by the famous architect Christian Frederik Hansen. Tourists from across the world come here to enjoy the unique architecture and amazing sculptures.

The church is huge in size measuring 33 m in width and 83 m in length. At least 1100 people can be seated if all galleries are left open. There are four church bells housed in the tower that is 60 m tall. You will find the largest bell in Denmark here.

Bronze statues of Christ and the Apostles can be found at the pediment. There are piers in the central nave and the twelve apostles in front of each of the piers. Interior is also decorated with Risen Christ showing his bodily wounds.

All sculptures are made of Italian marble and were sculpted by Danish sculptor, Bertel Thorvaldsen. Among portraits of deans and bishops, you will find Thorvaldsen’s bronze bust modeled by Herman Wilhelm Bissen. Do not miss a visit to this interesting church on your trip to Denmark.

Why You Should Visit:
This church is of very severe exterior appearance but upon stepping inside, you become engulfed with the beautiful lighting and outstanding decorations, statues, altar, columns, ceiling and arches.

Tip:
If possible, try to come during the jazz service on Sunday during the Copenhagen Jazz Festival every year – but come early. That's an event you will remember forever: informal and at the same time very inspiring.

Opening Hours:
[Church] Mon-Thu, Sat: 8:30am–5pm; Fri: 8:30–10:30am / 12–5pm; Sun: 12–4:30pm
[Exhibition] Mon-Thu: 11am–4pm; Fri, Sun: 12–4pm

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Sight Name: Our Lady's Church and Square
Sight Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Sight Type: Religious
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