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Kapelvej (lit. "Chapel Road") is a street in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen, Denmark. It runs from Nørrebrogade in the northeast to Ågade in the southwest. It first part follows the southeast wall of Assistens Cemetery. The Neo-Gothic Church of the Holy Cross is located at the corner with Hans Tavsens Gade. The street is blocked for cars at Tjørnegade.


Lille Ravnsborg
LKapelvej in 1884

Assistens Cemetery was founded on the north side of the road in 1760. The road received its current name in 1869 after the new chapel which was built at No. 2-4.[1] The street was later home to the entertainment venue Lille Ravnsborg.[2] On 16 December 1889, Copenhagen City Council granted funds for the establishment of the first playground in Copenhagen at Kapelvej.[3]

Notable buildings and residents[edit]

No. 4: Assistens Cultural Centre
No. 28: Church of the Holy Cross

The former chapel (No. 4) us now operated as a cultural centre under the name Kulturcentret Assistens. The building was designed by Valdemar Ingemann and built in 1867 – 68 under supervision of city builder Niels Sigfred Nebelong.[4]

Church of the Holy Cross (No. 38) was built to a Neo-Gothic design by Hermann Baagøe Storck in 1887–1890. The former school Kapelvej School (No. 42) was built in 1879. From 1933 until 1960 it also housed the teacher training college Blaagaard Seminarium. On the other side of the street is the former St. Joseph's Hospital. The wings on Kapelvej and Korsgade are from 1900–01 and were built as an extension to Christian Hansen's original hospital building in Griffenfeldsgade from 1875.


  1. ^ "Nørrebros Gader H – N". Sedengang.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  2. ^ "En vandretur på Nørrebro". dengang.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ "1889". Selskabet for Københavns Historie (in Danish). Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Kapellet". Kulturcentret Assistens (in Danish). Retrieved 23 February 2016.

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Coordinates: 55°41′18″N 12°33′10″E / 55.6883°N 12.5527°E / 55.6883; 12.5527