Amalienborg Palace

Begin your visit to the city with a walk among palaces and royal guards.

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Amalienborg Palace

The Danish royal palace.

Amalienborg Palace is the home of the Danish royal family; it is their winter residence and consists of four sub-palaces for the royal quarters and a museum that is open to the public. It is interesting to watch the changing of the Danish royal guard, which takes place daily at midday with all its ritual and tradition, but only in the winter and only when the queen is in the palace. With its 18th century Rococo style, the Amalienborg Palace is flanked by the baroque Lutherian-influenced Marble Church, which was founded in 1749, although construction had to stop because of a lack of funds until 1894, when it was completed. This church, known as 'Marmorkiken', has an impressive vault - which you can visit- and the architecture is reminiscent of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome.

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