Amalienborg Palace is the winter home of the Danish royal family, and is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It consists of four identical classicizing palace façades with rococo interiors around an octagonal courtyard (Amalienborg Slotsplads); in the center of the square is a monumental equestrian statue of Amalienborg’s founder, King Frederick V. Amalienborg was originally built for four noble families; however, when Christiansborg Palace burnt down on 26 February 1794, the royal family bought the palaces and moved in.
The four palaces are:
- Christian VII’s Palace, originally known as Moltke’s Palace
- Christian VIII’s Palace, originally known as Levetzau’s Palace
- Frederick VIII’s Palace, originally known as Brockdorff’s Palace
- Christian IX’s Palace, originally known as Schack’s Palace
The Danish Royal Life Guard (Den Kongelige Livgarde) march from Rosenborg Castle at 11.30 am daily through the streets of Copenhagen, and execute the changing of the guard in front of Amalienborg Palace at noon
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