Store Magleby Church

Dragør, Denmark

Store Magleby Church was originally built some time between 1193 and 1370. King Christian gave it to the Dutch farmers who had settled on Amager. They renovated and expanded the church in 1611. The current appearance of the church dates from 1731 when it underwent major alterations. The longhouse nave is 36 metres long and 16 metres wide and is terminated by a three-sided chancel to the east while a flèche tops the roof to the west.

The stucco decorations, altarpiece, and pews all date from the 1850s. The altarpiece's original painting by Thomas Wagner from 1860 was replaced by a Eucharist painting by Thomas Kluge in 2012. The remains of a catechism altarpiece from 1480 is seen on the north wall.

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Kirkevej 2, Dragør, Denmark
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Founded: 1731
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: Absolutism (Denmark)

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Christian Nygaard (11 months ago)
Really nice and well maintained church
Ellen Borgen (12 months ago)
One beautiful church where one's soul calms down.
Stephen Kay (21 months ago)
Clean, well maintained, a beautiful place for your beloved to rest. I didn't take photos as I didn't think it was appropriate. And the priest gitte was very polite/respectful and helpful.
Diana Elmegaard (2 years ago)
Beautiful and atmospheric
Rudy Holst (2 years ago)
Meget hyggelig.
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