The Beautiful Christiansborg Palace

Now that the weather is starting to get colder and colder, I’ve decided to roam around the city as much as I can. Now, Christianborg Palace is located in a small island called “Slotsholmen”  in Copenhagen harbor in the heart of the city. This is actually a very good place to visit because there’s a lot going on around this area like the marble bridge,the Palace Chapel, the ruins under the palace, the parliament, the court theatre, the royal stables, and the tower.

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So far, I’ve only visited the Royal receptions Rooms, the royal stable, the marble bridge and the Palace Chapel but I’m planning to visit the Parliament and the ruins soon. Good thing they also have free guided tours in English. 😉

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Before you can enter the Royal Reception Rooms, you have to pay 75 danish kroner for the ticket except for kids under 4, I believe they are free.

     This is actually the third castle after it had been rebuilt again and again because of fire in the year 1794  and  1884 respectively. 

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Don’t you just love the intricate carvings on the wall and of course, the wonderful chandeliers?!

This is my favorite part of the Royal Reception Rooms because of the ambience, the colors and the way the light reflects on each corner of the library. It’s superb! Plus, you get a glimpse of the books that the Royal families have read throughout the years. I think it would be really awesome to get to spend the day reading books in this room.

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The crystal chandeliers were used in the Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway but were sold in 1903 when the palace installed electric light. The Danish Royal household had bought 3 chandeliers, 2 of which are found here in the Dining Hall in Christiansborg Palace and the other 1 is in Amalienborg Palace, still in Copenhagen.

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The dining table is actually made of mahogany from the Queen’s staircase in the 2nd Christiansborg Palace. Luckily, the staircase was spared from the flames in 1884.

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The green room is used as backstage space for performers and for preparing food platters.

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More lovely chandeliers in the hallways.

The throne room

Here are some of the tapestries found at the Great Hall where the marble floor dates from the 17th century.

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And of course, the Queen of Denmark.

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Bonus! Here’s the sunset seen from the palace and a glimpse of the Palace chapel! 😀

Don’t forget to add Christianborg Palace to your must-see list in Denmark, otherwise, you’ll miss all of these!

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3 comments

  1. The Palace looks beautiful indeed. I kidn of missed visiting the Palace when being in Copenhagen. After reading this, I definitely have a reason to come back 🙂

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    1. Thanks for reading! Yes you should. And you’ll have lots to choose from too. 🙂

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      1. Thanks for the recommendation 🙂

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