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St. Mark's Church, Copenhagen

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; 12.552639
Location Frederiksberg, Copenhagen
Country Denmark
Denomination Church of Denmark
History
Status Church
Architecture
Architect(s) Carl Lendorf
Architectural type Church
Groundbreaking 1900
Completed 1902
Specifications
Materials Brick
Administration
Archdiocese Diocese 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

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

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

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

See also

References

  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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