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Location address: Denmark, Capital Region
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Christiansborg Palace or Christiansborg Castle (Danish: Christiansborg Slot; pronounced [krɪsdjænsˈbɔːɐ̯ˀ]), on the islet of Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen, is the seat of the Danish Parliament (Folketinget), the Prime Minister’s Office and the Supreme Court. Also, several parts of the palace are used by the monarchy, including the Royal Reception Rooms, the Palace Chapel and the Royal Stables.
Christiansborg Slotsplads (English: Christiansborg Palace Square) is a public square on the island of Slotsholmen in the centre of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is located in front of Christiansborg Palace. Due to its large size, central location and close affiliation with the central government building, it has for centuries been a hub of political life in Denmark and is a popular venue for a variety of demonstrations, celebrations and events.
The first Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark was built on Slotsholmen in 1745 as a new main residence for King Christian VI of Denmark. It was built on the same site as its predecessor, Copenhagen Castle, which had assumed a monstrous appearance and started to crumble under its own weight after several extensions.