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Davids Samling/The David Collection, Copenhagen

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At Davids Samling/The David Collection, peruse one of the most complete collections of Islamic art in the world. The museum was formed in 1945 from C.L. David's personal collection and now encompasses the majority of the classical Islamic world, ranging from the 8th to the 19th century. Admire the intricate Arabic calligraphy, jewelry, and other handcrafts housed in the restored 19th-century home. Pieces are divided into 20 sections, arranged according to dynasty and time period. Be sure to check out the collections of European 18th-century art and Danish Early Modern art. Using our custom trip planner, Copenhagen attractions like Davids Samling/The David Collection can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Truly a world class collection of Islamic art, from the early middle ages and up till about the 18th century. I often come here, just to feel the quiet. 
  • Both my husband and I teach world religions so it was with great anticipation that we arrived at the David collection. We dumped our coats and bags in a locker and were given a handheld tablet which w...  more »
  • Very nice and comprehensive collection of Islamic art that one would not necessarily expects to find in Copenhagen. Traveling to another world to the 3rd and 4th floors and suddenly, the return to Danish reality made a funny effect. The 1st and 2nd floors are indeed dedicated to Danish life at the time of the emergence of modern art and the 18th century Europe. These 2 floors feel a little too much Polish to me.
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  • One of the best museums in town. Super nice collection. A must visit!
  • Excellent collection . A must see museum . The best I have ever seen in Islamic arts..
  • Extremely impressive collection of Islamic art and relics from all periods. Must be one of the best and most extensive collections in the world outside of the Middle East. With free entrance, this is a must see for any one.
  • Really nice museum, don't get fooled by it's miniscule size. It's jam packed with exquisite art, sculptures, pottery, glass, coins & weapons… and admittance is free 😉
  • Very good museum with nice porcelain pieces and an extensive collection of Islamic Art. Even for someone who's generally not into Islamic Art, I was impressed and amazed by the collection.