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Type: Historic Sites, Sightseeing
Amalienborg is actually a group of four Rococo palaces built around an octagonal square by royal architect Nicolai Eigtved in the 1750s. Of these, Queen Margrethe lives in Christian IV's palace with... Read More
Amalienborg is actually a group of four Rococo palaces built around an octagonal square by royal architect Nicolai Eigtved in the 1750s. Of these, Queen Margrethe lives in Christian IV's palace with her husband, Prince Consort Henrik while Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have lived in Frederik VIII's Palace since 2010, together with their children. Part of Christian VIII's Palace is open to the public as a museum (Amalienborg Museum). In the center of the square is the imposing statue of Frederik V on horseback, a costly commssion by French artist Jacques Saly. The public are free to walk around the square, though respect is expected; no sitting on the palace steps, for example. Changing of the guards takes place daily at noon.
- Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: Even for those with only a passing interest in royalty, the four Rococo palaces of the Amalienborg complex are an architectural masterwork.
- Best for Historic Sites Because: You can't miss the royal residence of Denmark's reigning queen off the list, particularly when Amalienborg is so accessible.