Four palaces surround Amalienborg Palace Square with its equestrian statue of King Frederik V. Amalienborg was designed in the 1750s by the architect N. Eigtved, and to this day it stands as a major work of Danish architecture.
The palaces were originally built as residences for four high ranking aristocrats, but when the old Christiansborg Palace burnt down in 1794, the Royal Family took over Amalienborg as their residence. Since then the reigning monarchs have lived in Amalienborg’s various palaces in turn.
Christian VII's Palace
Christian VII's Palace is Queen Margrethe II’s guest and reception palace. The palace, which was built in 1750–54 for Count A.G. Moltke, forms the setting for official events such as the annual New Year Banquet. Inside the palace one can see some of Denmark’s finest, most sumptuously decorated rooms such as the Great Hall, the Banqueting Hall and ‘the Rose’ with its impressive collection of the Flora Danica porcelain service.