St. James' Church

Roskilde, Denmark

St. James' Church or Skt. Ibs Kirke is a travertine church from around 1100. In 1808 it was transformed into a field hospital for Spanish soldiers. In 1816 the church and the graveyard were sold to a local merchant and used as warehouse until 1884. The porch, tower and chancel were demolished, however, the church was restored in 1922. Today, only the aisle is left. The famous Danish painter L.A. Ring is burried in the churchyard which is still used.

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Founded: c. 1100
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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www.visitroskilde.com

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Míša Válková (2 years ago)
Greg ODonnabhain (3 years ago)
Friendly, cosy church
Damilola Folley (3 years ago)
Mass was okay but in Danish. It would have been nice if homily was said in English and Danish so tourist like me can have something to reflect on in English.
Lovemelina Ngoda (4 years ago)
Lykke Førslev (4 years ago)
Smuk nyere katolsk kirke i Roskildes "katolske" kvarter.
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