Christiansborg Palace is the seat of the Danish Parliament, the Danish Prime Minister's Office and the Danish Supreme Court. As such, Christiansborg Palace is the house of Denmark's executive, legislative and judicial powers and is the only building in the world that is home to all three branches of a country's government. The palace is also home to a number of areas used by the Danish Monarchy, which includes The Oval Throne Rooms where the queen welcomes foreign ambassadors to Denmark. This room gives access to the balcony where the Danish monarchs are proclaimed.
Interesting history and fine architectureArchitecture lovers can explore three eras of Danish architecture at Christiansborg Palace, with three different palace buildings having been constructed on site since the first castle was built in 1167. Due to two serious fires, the palace was reconstructed first in 1794 and then again in 1884. The main section of today's building dates back to 1928, and is designed in a historical neo-baroque style. Even though it has been built up several times, there are buildings standing from both the first and the second version of the palace. Among them is a riding arena, a few stables, a riding house, a court theater and the Thorvaldsens Museum.
Central locationThis important building is built on the tiny island of Slotsholmen in the harbor of Copenhagen, and is a central attraction in the city. Alongside it lies the Royal Danish Library, a number of historical buildings and museums, such as the National Museum of Photography, the Danish Design Center and the Lapidarium of Kings.
For a modern retreat within easy distance of all the Danish capital has to offer, you can choose from 544 upscale rooms and suites at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen. Located between the city center and the unique island of Christianshavn, the hotel is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate after a day exploring the majestic sights of Christiansborg Palace.