Vor Frue Kirke
Copenhagen’s cathedral (the Church of Our Lady) has a nave 60m long and has been the scene of several royal weddings, including Crown Prince Frederik and Mary Donaldson in 2004. Founded by Bishop Absalon in 1209, this great church has had a checkered history. Like many medieval Copenhagen buildings, the cathedral burnt down in 1728; its replacement suffered damage under Lord Nelson’s siege of Denmark in 1807, and the present neoclassical version was completed in 1829. The interior is chiefly remarkable for the religious statuary by Bertels Thorvaldsen, although many visit for the statue of Christ just above the altar, with his hands splayed to reveal the stigmata.