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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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  • This museum is a great good and surprising experience with a good story! It's free and you will be transported to both present and old day!
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  • Finally I visit this museum. It is amazing museum with a lot of contents and free admission. It takes at least one hour just to look around it. For english speaking person they give electronic device ...  more »
  • A museum that displayed fine art. It was free entry and there were some interesting bits as we strolled around. The main focus was on Islamic art and there were lots of beautiful things to see. 
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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.