St. Aleksander Nevsky Church, Copenhagen

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The Alexander Nevsky Church is the only Russian Orthodox church in Copenhagen. It was built by the Russian Government between 1881 and 1883, prompted by Princess Dagmar of Denmark's marriage to Alexander Alexandrovich on 9 November 1866 and their later ascent to the Russian throne as Tsar Alexander III of Russia and Tsaritsa Maria Feodorovna. The church is dedicated to the Russian patron saint Alexander Nevsky.
From the middle of the 18th century, the Russian delegation held services in Copenhagen, first in a small chapel in Laksegade and later in Store Kongensgade. The Alexander Nevsky Church was built from 1881 to 1883 by the Russian government; Tsar Alexander III personally provided funds for the construction, a project prompted by his Danish-born wife Maria Feodorovna, a daughter of Christian IX of Denmark. The acquisition of the site on Bredgade (Broad Street) was arranged by Carl Frederik Tietgen and it has been reported that the Tsar disapproved of the selected location for religious reasons, since tradition called for a free-standing building.
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  • If you enjoy churches this one should be on your list in Copenhagen. It's beautiful and serene. And, you can visit rather quickly.  more »
  • This Russian Orthodox church is only opened a few hours a couple of days a week -- during services, and taking pictures of the interior is prohibited. However, it is worth a visit for the experience.  more »
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  • Lovely as all others Russian Churches.
  • This beautiful church appeared out of nowhere.

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