Marble Church

 

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The construction of this amazing, domed church, begun in 1740, during construction of the new district – Frederiksstaden.


The death of main architect, Nicolai Eigtved, and later financial problems, caused a pause in the works, and church lied unfinished for more than hundred years. In 1894 the church was finally finished, after Finance Minister sold it to the private investor. This controversial decision occurred very good one, and now Copenhagen can be proud of a biggest dome in Scandinavia.
The shape of a Marble Church is based on a st. Peter Basilica in Rome, and the name origin of the first building material, replaced later with cheaper limestone. The church form a beginning of an axis, going through the Amalienborg, and finishing in Opera House.





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