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Frederiks Kirke

Frederiks Kirke

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The first time I visited Copenhagen, I strolled past Frederik's Church, but didn't make it inside. This time, I managed to get there literally just 5 minutes before closing. Just enough time to quickly go in, take a few photos, and leave as the church was closing. Wish I had made it a bit earlier so I could've captured more of the beautiful dome above.

The dome itself is the largest church dome in Scandinavia with a 31m span, resting upon 12 columns. While the foundation stone was set by King Federick V on October 31st, 1749, the church did not reach completion until 1894 due to budget cuts and other impediments.

Located just west of Amalienborg Palace, the church is in easy walking distance of several historical sights in Copenhagen. The Kastellet citadel with its neighboring Little Mermaid statue is a 10-15 minute walk north, while Rosenborg Castle and the King's Garden are a 10minute walk west. With a little planning, you can easily see much of the historical highlights of Copenhagen in a day.

Blogged: www.aisleseatplease.com/blog/2016/8/8/frederiks-kirke

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Photo taken @ København on 2 July 2016 (© Baron Reznik / Flickr)

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