Christiansborg Palace


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The monumental building of Christianborg Palace, which now host the Parliament and many governmental offices, is located in a very core of historical Copenhagen.

At Slotsholmen (Castle Island) was located first Copenhagen castle, erected in 1167. The ruins of this first castle are now accessible on an archaeological exposition.
King Christian VI ordered to destroy the castle, and replace it with a baroque palace. It was destroyed by a fire in 1794, and Royal family moved to Amalienborg. The second Christianborg was finished in 1828, but most of kings stayed in the new residence. In 1848 king Frederick VII agreed on a new constitution, and from 1849 Christianborg is a seat of Parliament. After the fire 1884 palace lied in ruins for twenty years.
The current, third Christianborg, was constructed in years 1907-1928, in Neo-Baroque style. It is still housing the parliament (called Folketing), the Prime Minister Office and the Supreme Court. Palace Chapel, Royal Stables and Royal Reception Rooms are still used by a royal family.

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