Copenhagen – Day 1 Part 2 –
The next half of the day in Copenhagen was also busy. I guess that is what happens when you want to see as much as possible in only three days! On the last day, after walking for three days non stop, I had to buy Tiger Balm to calm the pain on my knee. I ended up exhausted but it was totally worth it and I would do it again. Just a small tip, maybe take the Sightseeing bus!
The afternoon started with a coffee and a little pastry to eat. I wish I could remember the name of the cafe I went to, or where it was located. It was a corky cafe and shop in one of the streets heading from the Royal Palace to the city centre. Inside you could find not only coffee and cakes but a random mixture of toys, postcards, decorative objects for the house…
In this neighbourhood there are located two very impressive temples, Marmorkirken and Alexander Newsky Kirke. The first one, which has one of the largest domes in Europe, was completed in 1894, and proved very costly. The name means the Marble Church, and this is because in its construction they used the best Danish marble. If you feel like enjoying some of the best views in the city, you can climb the 260 steps all the way to the bell tower. But please bare in mind this is not open everyday at all times, so better to check it out first!
The second, Alexander Newsky Kirke was a present from Tsar Alexander III when he married a Danish princess. It is a Russian Orthodox church and it was completed in 1883. It is really easy to locate as the two towers, with the golden top, can be seen in the distance. I couldn´t see the inside of the church as it was closed 😦