Tveje Merløse Kirke

One of the most intriguing Romanesque religious structures in Denmark is the church at Tveje Merløse, south of Holbaek, despite being a scaled-down replica of Roskilde’s original 12th-century cathedral. The two almost similar square towers are its most recognizable characteristics. The site’s history as a place of worship is said to have begun during the Viking age; some documents indicate that it may have started in the third century.

The church formerly had some vibrant murals from the 13th century, which depicted, among other things, the devil and the motif of God’s Majesty, a classic medieval subject especially prevalent in the  Øresund area. These are presently on exhibit at Copenhagen’s Nationalmuseet after being removed.

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