You may wonder if your eyes are misleading you as you behold the Amalienborg. This Rococo palace complex, which serves as the residence of the Danish royals, consists of four palaces that are exact copies of one another, all organized symmetrically around a small square. Notice the statue of a man on a horse in the middle of the square - it depicts king Frederick V, who ruled the country in the 18th century.
The palaces, built between 1750 and 1760, have been the home to the Danish monarchs ever since the Christiansborg Palace burned to the ground in 1794. While some of the palaces are not open to the public, the Christian VII's Palace serves as a museum and is open to visitors.
Visit at noon if you want to see the ceremony of changing of royal guards. You can even find out whether the queen is currently in the palace. If so, the guards will be accompanied by a music band. Take care to arrive on time though, as the entire ceremony only lasts for about 15 minutes.
Usually open from 10 am till 3 pm, but opening hours vary for each season, please check the official website for more information.
Adults: 95 DKK
Students: 65 DKK
Children (under 17): free
Official website http://www.kongernessamling.dk/en/amalienborg/
Phone +45 3312 2186
Address Amalienborg Slotsplads 5, 1257 København K, Denmark
Coordinates 55°41'2.43" N 12°35'35.281" E