The Equestrian Statue Rytterstatuen, Copenhagen
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Address: Amalienborg Slotsplads (Amalienborg palace square), Midt pa pladsen, Copenhagen 1457, Denmark
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Located on Amalienborg palace square, the blue statue of King Feredrick on the white marble pedestal catches you eye straight away. The statue was designed by Jacques Saly and cast in bronze to be inaugurated in 1771 (5 years after the death of the King). The height of the statue is 39 feet and depicts the iconic ruler riding on a horse.
Fun fact: Unlike many sculptures that were melted down to make weapons, this statue was preserved for more than 240 years and was calculated by the Danish Culture Canon's committee to cost more than the Amalienborg's palatial buildings! Today, a walk around the square is just as stunning as it would be in the 18th century with little or no changes made to it!
How To reach The Equestrian Statue Rytterstatuen by Public Transport
- By Train: Osterport
- By Metro: Kongens Nytorv
- By Bus: Fredericiagade (Kobenhavn)
- By Taxi
- By renting a Bicycle.
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Frederik V on Horseback is a sculpture in Amalienborg Square, Copenhagen, framed by the four symmetrical wings of the Amalienborg palace.
Identical classical palace façades of the Danish royal family with the marching royal guards makes a great unique experience.
The notable statue in the center of Amelienborg Square was designed by Jacques Saly in 1768 showing Frederik V on the horseback. The statue weight is more than 20 tons and it took the artist almost twenty years to finish it. It is an imposing bronze monument nicely framed with the symmetrical buildings of Amelienborg palace.
A normal European touristic spot. A nice horse statue. Nothing more.
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