|From The Palaces and
Properties Agency - The Danish Ministry of Finance:
(Permission to publish the text below from ses.dk granted by The Palaces and Properties Agency 9 January 2007)
on Slotsholmen in Copenhagen houses several very important
institutions. The Danish Parliament has the majority of the palace's
rooms at its disposal, while the Prime Minister's Office and the
Supreme Court are also found within the palace. The Royal Reception
Rooms in the palace's north wing, the palace church and most of the
Riding Ground Complex are available to the Royal Family.
adjacent to Christiansborg Palace are The Royal Library Gardens.
Christiansborg Palace currently situated on Slotsholmen is the third palace of the name on the site. Before that, Absalon's Castle was built on the site in 1167, followed by Copenhagen Castle, which Christian VI demolished immediately after his accession to the throne in 1730. Instead, he commissioned the architect Elias David Häusser to build the first Christiansborg Palace, a magnificent baroque palace with associated show grounds and palace chapel. Most of the palace complex was completed by 1745. Fire ruined the palace and church in 1794, but the Showgrounds were saved.
the royal family lived in temporary accommodation at Amalienborg, the
architect C.F. Hansen started to build the second Christiansborg in
strict French Empire style in 1803. By the time the palace was finished
in 1828, King Frederik VI had decided he did not want to live there
after all and he only used the royal premises for entertainment
purposes. The palace also housed the Parliament and served
administrative goals. Frederik VII was the only monarch to live in the
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