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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Rudy Holst (21 months ago)
Meget hyggelig.
Bente Baerentzen (21 months ago)
Bedårende og meget berømt Kirke i Dragør. Folk fra København og andre steder søger om tilladelse til at blive gift herfra på grund af at Kirken er så smuk og smukt beliggende.
Bente Munk Møller (2 years ago)
Igen en fantastisk koncert
Michael Selvyn (2 years ago)
Stor og flot kirke. Ikke så mange P-pladser, men hold ved kommunen ovre på den anden side af kirkevej.
Tom Malling (3 years ago)
Best acoustics in Denmark? Kantatekoret did it again today. Verdis Requim with big choir. 4 opera singers, fine orchestra and Torben Svendsen in the lead. Magleby Church is perfect for big works because the sound is so nice. Little church with great sound.
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