The fabulous Roskilde Domkirke (April–Sept Mon–Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 1–6pm; Oct–March Mon–Sat 10am–4pm, Sun 1–4pm; 60kr) was founded by Bishop Absalon in 1170 and largely completed by the fourteenth century. It’s stuffed full of dead Danish monarchs, including twenty kings and seventeen queens. The most impressive chapel is that of Christian IV, full of bronze statues, frescoes and vast paintings of scenes from his reign. The current queen, the charismatic Margrethe II, has also expressed a desire to be buried here. Next door is Roskilde Palace, housing the diverting Museum of Contemporary Art (Tues, Thurs & Fri noon–5pm, Wed noon–8pm, Sat & Sun 11am–4pm; 50kr, Wed free).

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