Amalienborg is actually four separate palaces, set round an octagonal plaza. Two of them are in use as residences by the reigning constitutional Danish monarchs. One of the others is a museum where you can learn about the domestic life of the royal family.
The special thing about the site is the fact that it's a present-day royal palace, rather than just a historical residence. However the modern Danish royals don't go in for much pomp and ceremony, and they can even be seen cycling around the city (a great way to get around Copenhagen.) If you enjoy a little ceremony, you can see the changing of the guard every day, just before noon.
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