Roskilde Convent

The first noble monastery in Denmark, Roskilde Convent is located on the site of a former 13th-century Blackfriar monastery, just a five-minute walk from Roskilde station and Roskilde Cathedral.

Roskilde Convent

Sankt Peders Stræde 8E,
4000 Roskilde


Roskilde Convent – Historical gem in the heart of Roskilde

The convent is situated on the site of a former Blackfriar monestary built in 1231 that was demolished during the Reformation in 1536 and replaced by a manor house in 1565 that later became the first noble home for unmarried women of rank in 1699. Guided tours let you explore its history, architecture, art and library, not to mention the beautifully preserved church and the grand hall ceiling decorated with 60 panels depicting stories from the Bible.

Roskilde Kloster

Roskilde Convent

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Demolished during the Reformation to be replaced by a manor house in 1565, the convent once served as a home for unmarried women of rank. Enjoy a guided tour of its fascinating interior.

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