by © klylu
Roskilde Cathedral is most famous for housing the Danish royal family. There are over 39 sepulchres, intricately carved, placed throughout the cathedral containing centuries of Danish kings and queens. There have never been funerary services hosted at the site, however the royalty have been safely placed throughout in a meticulously maintained and still operational local parish church.
by © rcribb1
The site boasts several varying forms of art and architecture and it's most certainly a must see for travelers. In fact, Roskilde Cathedral is said to be the first Gothic-brick built- cathedral in northern Europe.
The construction itself was quite fascinating, in that, 3 million bricks were used to construct it The catherdral is two stories, there are two towers, a gallery behind the chancel, and a substantial transept. Roskilde was complete in 1280, however several additions have been made including chapels and walls adorned with reliefs and frescoes.
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