"Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken)" Marble Church - Frederiks Church Tip by robertbaum
Marble Church - Frederiks Church, Copenhagen: 38 reviews and 87 photos
The Frederiks Kirke (Frederick's Church) is made of marble, thus it is known as Marmorkirken (Marble Church).
The initial design for a Rococo church was drawn by the architect Nicolai Eigtved (1701-1754). But as a new trend in style, namely the Neoclassicism became en vogue, the design was further developed after the death of Eigtved by the French architect Nicolas-Henri Jardin (1720-1799). The foundation stone was laid in 1754 but due to financial problems the construction was halted in 1770. You can explore the digital model of Jardin's design.
For almost a century the church was just a ruin although the design was continuously developed further during the years by at least 12 architects. Finally in 1849 the church was finished according to plans made by the architect Ferdinand Meldahl, 145 years after the foundation stone had been laid.
The dome of the church is breathtaking. With a diameter of 31m it is the largest in Scandinavia.
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 10am-5pm, Wednesday 10am-6:30pm, Friday, Sunday 12pm-5pm, on public holidays 12pm-5pm
Address: Frederiksgade 4, 1265 København K
Phone: +45 3315 0144
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