Roskilde Cathedral was built in the 12th and 13th centuries and was Scandinavia's first Gothic cathedral to be built of brick which encouraged the spread of this style throughout northern Europe. It was the founder of Copenhagen Bishop Absalon that started the building of the present Cathedral in red bricks around 1170's. Since the 14th century Roskilde Cathedral has been the mausoleum and burial place for 39 Danish Kings and Queens interred in various ornate sarcophaguses within and outside the cathedral.

Roskilde Cathedral