Roskilde Cathedral has a rich history that not only shows the development of Christianity in Denmark, but also the
changes in European architecture during a period spanning a thousand years. You can sense the history as soon as you step through the doors and start to explore the cathedral, which is still in use today. Around 1170, bishop Absalon started the construction of a new cathedral, taking a hundred years and 1.5 million bricks to complete. Under the influence of the incoming new Gothic style from France, as seen in the famous cathedrals of Notre Dame and St. Denis, Roskilde Cathedral became a church building never seen before in Scandinavia.
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