Guided Tour of Roskilde Monastery
These days you don't have to be noble born, a virgin or a woman to live in Roskilde Monastery. It is still not open to the public.
Roskilde Monastery was originally a Dominican monastery, erected at 200 meter's distance from the cathedral in 1231. Half of the present building, constructed in 1567, consists of stones repurposed from the previous monastery. It's name was officially ''Sortebrødregaard'' in Danish meaning the Black Friars Monastery, though in 1699, it was renamed and changed into a convent for noble women up until 1974.
Our guide lives in the monastery, where he will gladly guide you and your guests a guided tour and show you the monastery from the inside. Experience the beautiful little church, the great hall and many more interesting corners of the complex. Hear about the monastery's entire history and get an in-depth presentation of its art collection with paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder, Abraham Wuchters, Peder Als, Johan Hörner, C.A. Jensen and Christian Vantore. Expect a duration of 1 hour 20 minutes.