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Roskilde Cathedral

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Sjaelland, Denmark.

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Built in the 12th and 13th centuries, this was Scandinavia's first Gothic cathedral to be built of brick and it encouraged the spread of this style throughout northern Europe. It has been the mausoleum of the Danish royal family since the 15th century. Porches and side chapels were added up to the end of the 19th century. Thus it provides a clear overview of the development of European religious architecture.

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Roskilde Cathedral

The site of Roskilde’s Cathedral has been a place of worship for over a millennium, but the church that is visited today was built as recently as the 13th century. Hundreds of years of art, relics, and architecture are on display in the building’s many different rooms and halls, making the Gothic cathedral worthy of being called a World Heritage site. The mysterious tombs and crypts of past kings and queens, decorated chapels, and elaborate altarpieces simply add to the grandeur of this beautiful, ancient building.

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