Danish Architecture Guide

The Marble Church

The architect of Marmorkirken, professor Ferdinand Meldahl, had carefully calculated that a superior residential quarter, placed like two semicircles framing Marmorkirken paid for by C. F. Tietgen, would contribute strongly to the economy of Tietgen's costly church building. So Meldahl designed both the church and the surrounding housing complex, which were completed in 1884. Marmorkirken (Frederikskirken) stands on the axis oriented towards Amalienborg Slotsplads and is a landmark in Nicolai Eigtved's quarter - Frederiksstaden. From the dome of Marmorkirken there is a magnificent view of the entire Frederiksstad.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 / By Kasper Egeberg

Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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