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St. Nicholas Church

Indre By (Inner City)
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Address: Nikolaj Plads 10, Copenhagen 1067, Denmark
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+45 33 18 17 80

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Nice former church

Just a few steps away from Amagertorv and Strøget, this church is actually not a church, but a Contemporary Art Center. In my opinion the exterior, with its Neo-Baroque 90-meter... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Minsk, Belarus
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

This pretty building perfectly clicks with the whole Copenhagen architecture, thought, after renovation, it was never been a "real" church.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Just a few steps away from Amagertorv and Strøget, this church is actually not a church, but a Contemporary Art Center. In my opinion the exterior, with its Neo-Baroque 90-meter long spire, is much more worth a stop by.

Thank SmileyKay
Palermo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Found by chance, this church really hit my heart. Wonderful and in the typical scandinavian style, it is definetely worth to be visited.

Thank Davide G
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

The building was constructed in the early 1900 on the remnants of a burnt out church but was never consecrated as church ... now put to much better use as exhibition hall. Changing shows so look up their website for current show.

1 Thank NilsRump
Luton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 December 2015

St. Nicholas Church is an imposing building in Højbro Plads which is a short distance from Strøget and is the home of the Nikolaj Contemporary Art Centre. The church is attractive inside and is a perfect setting for art exhibitions. The church itself was constructed in the early thirteenth century but was mostly lost to a fire in 1795, the... More 

2 Thank paullegate
Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed 5 August 2015

I got some hard time walking around to locate it. Then when I arrived I found it to be art exhibition. What a disappointment. The appearance from outside is ok, but then the art collection was mediocre. It was not worth the hassle of trying to reach it.

Thank TheGlacierist
Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

WHen we were first in Copenhagen years ago, we thought this is a real church. But we learned quickly, that is an exhibition hall for modern, mostly contemporary art. It was a very good idea to use the former church as art center.

Thank 545medva
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

This is an average art center (at best), located in a stunning renovated 16th century church. All the exhibits literally pale at the magnitude of the church. Forget about the art part. Visit the place for taking a look at was once a stunning church.

Thank TheShis
Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Situated in heart of Copenhagen, st Nicholas hosts permanent contemporary art exhibitions of Danish and international artists. Curator's choices are sophisticated and smart but not provocative, the themes attract general public and children as well. Entrance fee about 25DKK.

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Reviewed 30 May 2013

A lovely quiet haven in the middle of the city. They have regular services and occasionaly have some in English. Inside the churh is beautiful and at the back there is a lovely restaurant/cafe.

1 Thank poppadoms01235

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This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
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