Brønshøj Church

Copenhagen, Denmark

Brønshøj Church was built in the 1180s by Bishop Absalon, who is regarded as the founder of Copenhagen. This makes the Church the oldest intact building in Copenhagen. Originally dedicated to Saint Lawrence, Brønshøj Church is first mentioned in two papal briefs of 21 October 1186 and 25 March 1193. Limestone from Stevns Klint was used to build the Romanesque-style nave and choir. The red-brick Gothic tower was added in the 1400s. The porch was added in 1892, while the north-facing vestry was not added until 1942.

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Founded: 1180s
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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