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AMALIENBORG AND FREDERIKSSTADEN

Built in the 1750s, this stately complex was designed by the royal architect, Nicolai Eigtved. Four Rococo palaces, originally home to four noble families, enclose an octagonal square in Frederiksstaden, an aristocratic area built by Frederik V. Christian VII bought the palaces after the Christiansborg Slot burned down in 1794, and the royal family has lived here ever since. It was named after a palace built on this site by Queen Sophie Amalie in the 17th century.

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