St. Mark's Church, Copenhagen

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St. Mark's Church
Sankt Markus Kirke.jpg
St. Mark's Church seen from Julius Thomsens Plads
55°40′47.6″N 12°33′9.5″E / 55.679889°N 12.552639°E / 55.679889; 12.552639Coordinates: 55°40′47.6″N 12°33′9.5″E / 55.679889°N 12.552639°E / 55.679889; 12.552639
LocationFrederiksberg, Copenhagen
CountryDenmark
DenominationChurch of Denmark
History
StatusChurch
Architecture
Architect(s)Carl Lendorf
Architectural typeChurch
Groundbreaking1900
Completed1902
Specifications
MaterialsBrick
Administration
ArchdioceseDiocese of Copenhagen

St. Mark's Church (Danish: Sankt Markus Kirke) is a church at the end of Julius Thomsens Plads in the Frederiksberg district of Copenhagen, Denmark.

History[edit]

Photo from the opening in 1902

The church was built from 1900 to 1902 to the design of Carl Lendorf. It was consecrated on 9 November 1902 at a ceremony attended by Bishop Kultus Minister J. C. Christensen.

The area was still quite undeveloped on its completion but the surrounding buildings were built from 1903 to 1904 according to a symmetrical plan by Andreas Clemmensen.[1]

Architecture[edit]

The church is a cruciform church built in red brick with inspiration from Byzantine and Romanesque architecture.

Over the main portal there is a mosaic by Oscar Willerup depicting Saint Mark the Evangelist with a quill and a winged lion, his symbol.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

The church is used as a location in the 2003 comedy Se til venstre, der er en svensker.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Skt. Markus Kirke". ibras.ishoejby.dk. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
  2. ^ "Sankt Markus Kirke 1902". Groundspeak Inc. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  3. ^ "Sankt Marcus Kirke på Frederiksberg". danskefilm.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 16 March 2017.

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