Danish Architecture Guide

Amalienborg Palace Square

The octagonal palace courtyard is the central square in the rococo quarter, Frederiksstaden. Amaliegade traverses the square like an axis oriented in one direction, Frederiksgade in the transverse direction. At the end of the axis lies Frederikskirken, or Marmorkirken (the Marble Church). The two streets intersect in the middle of the square, where an equestrian statue of the founder of Frederiksstaden, King Frederik V, is placed.

The square is bordered by four identical rococo palaces, which serve as residence for the royal family. Amalienborg Slot (Amalienborg Palace) and Amalienborg Slotsplads (Amalienborg Palace Square) are considered one of Europe's most distinguished rococo constructions.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 / By Kasper Egeberg

Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014