Roskilde Cathedral - Great Attractions (Roskilde, Denmark)

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Take a tour of Roskilde Cathedral in Roskilde, Denmark – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. Roskilde, Denmark has historically been an important place for the nation, one of the main reasons for which is its cathedral. The Roskilde Cathedral is made out of brick, making it different from most cathedrals in other parts of the world. In fact, it was the first Gothic cathedral to be built with brick, a trend which became popular in northern European countries. The church was built on the site of a previous church over a long period between the 12th and 13th centuries. The Roskilde Cathedral has traditionally been the burial place for most of Denmark's monarchs. The fascinating background of the cathedral and its beauty have caused it to be included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.