Roskilde Cathedral – Scandinavia’s first Gothic cathedral in Roskilde

Cathedral reflects the changing European architectural history across 800 years and is an early Scandinavian Gothic cathedral built in bricks.

Constructed during the 12th and 13th centuries, the building incorporates both Gothic and Romanesque architectural features in its design. The cathedral has been the main burial site for Danish monarchs since the 15th century. As such, it has been significantly extended and altered over the centuries to accommodate a considerable number of burial chapels and the many added chapels show different architectural styles.

Roskilde Cathedral is the most important church in Denmark, the official royal burial church of the Danish monarchs / Image source

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