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Roskilde Cathedral - Gothic Style

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Built in the 12th and 13th centuries, Roskilde Cathedral is the first Gothic church to be built of brick.  Since the 15th century, this cathedral has been the main burial site for Danish monarchs.

It is located in the ancient town of Roskilde, the setting (according to Beowulf scholars) of Britain's national epic (Beowulf).

This image depicts a view of the Cathedral from the south side.  Its twin spires dominate the Roskilde skyline.

The structure includes many interesting places and items, including the famous wrought-iron lattice (by Caspar Finckes) which separates the Chapel of Christian IV from the Cathedral's nave.

Click on the image for a better view.


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Photo by Väsk; online, via Wikimedia Commons.

PD:  CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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