Odense CathedralCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- 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
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.
- Also known as St. Canute’s Cathedral or Sankt Knuds Kirke.
- Entry is free.
- Bus Stop on Klosterbakken in front of Cathedral.
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91.32% 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
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.
Nice church ⛪
Beautiful architecture. The organ's sound is just amazing.