Amalienborg is a complex formed by four identical buildings, and it acts as a winter home for the Danish Royal Family. The large palaces that compose it surround an octagonal square, at the centre of which is erected a statue of its original constructor, King Frederick V.
Initially, the complex was built between 1750 and 1760 to act as a residence for four noble families. Unfortunately, the buildings were never used a lot and remained empty for a large fraction of the year. However, after the destruction of Christiansborg Palace in 1794, its function changed; the royal family bought Amalienborg and started using it as its official residence.
Nowadays, the four palace’s names have changed according to the kings that took residence in them: they are called Christian VII’s Palace, Christian VIII’s Palace, Frederick VIII’s Palace and Christian IX’s Palace.
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