Odense CathedralCurrently Closed
- Address: Klosterbakken 2, 5000 Odense, Denmark
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +45-66120392
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
Odense Cathedral - Review
The King after which this cathedral is named, Canute, was a very troublesome figure during his lifetime…. At least the nobles he ruled thought so. Eventually, he was heated enough that amidst much drama, a mob gathered to murder him and killed him at the main altar of St. Alban’s Priory church. The story of his death caught popular imagination, and stories of miraculous healings at his burial site began to spread through the land. That was eventually enough for the Roman Catholic church to canonise the man.
In his honour the Bishop Gisico erected a new and grand church in the 1300’s one that had come to be known as the finest work of Gothic Architecture in Denmark. It took 200 years to complete the cathedral and it was finally finished in 1499. Pilgrim would come from all over to view the crypt where the skeletons of the king and his brother are kept.
Notice the bright and high nave, the magnificent altarpiece and burial linen from a thousand years ago.
Odense Cathedral Information
- Also known as St. Canute’s Cathedral or Sankt Knuds Kirke.
Odense Cathedral Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
How To reach Odense Cathedral by Public Transport
- Bus Stop on Klosterbakken in front of Cathedral.
Restaurants Near Odense Cathedral
- Mammas Pizzeria
- Bryggeriet Flakhaven
- Restaurant Milos
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Things to Know Before Visiting Odense Cathedral
91.29% of people who visit Odense include Odense Cathedral in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
49.44% of people start their Odense Cathedral visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Odense Cathedral
89.39% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Odense Cathedral
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Odense Cathedral, Odense Reviews
One of the Best preserved Church
Beautiful church with a great history behind it.
A must for everybody interested in churches and take your time to visit the crypt.
St. Canute's Cathedral (Danish: Odense Domkirke or Sct. Knuds Kirke), also known as Odense Cathedral, is named after the Danish king Canute the Saint (Danish: Knud den Hellige), otherwise Canute IV. It is a fine example of Brick Gothic architecture. The church's most visited section is the crypt where the remains of Canute and his brother Benedict are on display. Worth visiting when you are in town.
Nice church ⛪