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Ribe Domkirke cathedral description and photos - Denmark: Ribe. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Ribe Domkirke.
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One of the most beautiful temples in Denmark is the Romanesque Cathedral of the Ribe. It is not known for certain when the temple was founded, but historians suggest that it was around 1150. The Cathedral was built from volcanic limestone tuff and sandstone for hundreds of years. Today it is the only cathedral in Denmark with five naves.
Throughout the history of the temple, the structure was subjected to various natural disasters: fires, floods. In 1283, during Mass, the north tower of the church collapsed, about 100 people died, and in 1333 the present tower was built with a height of 52 meters.
At the main entrance to the Cathedral there is a statue of Hans Tausen (the first Protestant bishop) and a statue of Hans Adolf Brorson (Bishop Ribe is the author of the anthem, which is performed by a carillon every day). Above one of the main doors of the cathedral, there is a triangular bas-relief depicting King Valdemar holding out a cross to the Virgin Mary.
Today, the interior of the Ribe Cathedral is mainly painted by the modernist Karl Pedersen, but few frescoes of the 16th-17th centuries have survived to this day. The temple contains the graves of two kings - Eric and Christopher. Also in the cathedral is the grave of the last bishop of Ribe - Ivars Munch.
Ribe Cathedral is one of the most famous and important historical monuments in Denmark. Every year the temple is visited by a large number of tourists from all over the world.
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Topic: Cathedral of Ribe (Ribe Domkirke) description and photos - Denmark: Ribe.