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Frederiks kirke church description and photos - Denmark: Copenhagen. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Frederiks kirke.
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Frederick's Church, also known as the Marble Church, is one of Copenhagen's important historical monuments. The temple is located in the city center near the architectural complex of the Amalienborg castle, in the Frederiksstaden district.
The church was built in 1740 by order of King Frederick V, who wanted to build a structure in honor of the 300th anniversary of the coronation of the first representative of the Oldenburg dynasty. The Lutheran temple was designed by the famous Danish architect Nikolai Eigtved. According to the idea of Nikolai Eitved, the entire church was to be built only of Norwegian marble. The construction of the temple was suspended due to insufficient funding. Only 150 years later, the construction of the monumental structure was resumed. In 1894, the temple was built thanks to the financial support of the industrialist Carl Frederic Tietgen. The church building was redesigned by the architect Ferdinand Meldahl, he reduced the height of the temple and replaced the expensive marble with cheaper limestone.
The large green copper dome is 31 meters in diameter. The dome is supported by 12 massive columns. The interior of the church is very richly decorated. On the outside, the temple is decorated with statues of saints, inside the structure - a gilded altar, stained glass windows, carved wooden benches.
Frederick's Church is very popular among parishioners and guests of the city. Today the temple is one of the most famous and important historical monuments in Denmark.
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