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Davids Samling/The David Collection, Copenhagen

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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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  • I was very impressed. Collection is stunning! Few pieces of knives with handles decorated with rubies are unbelievable. After top two floors containing Islamic art rest of exhibition somehow seams pal...  read more »
  • We arrived in town at 3:00 pm and was in that museum to meet a friend at 3:30. Stayed until closing at 5:00. A GEM that is not to be missed. Free entry. Human scale museum that can be done in couple o...  read more »
  • It is said to be the largest collection of Islamic art in North Europe, and it is truly worth visiting! It contains two part: early Denmark art and Islamic art&culture. Before visiting I'm not familia...  read more »
  • Collection is awesome,staff friendly, it wasn't busy Wednesday night (it is open till 21.00 Wednesdays),very much enjoyable.
  • I really loved my visit to The David Collection. I especially enjoyed exploring the upper floors with the extensive collection of Islamic art.
  • The best arabic art collection i have only seen. And free entrence!!
  • Unfortunately it is not well known, but this museum has a huge amount of pieces of art: everything is organized pretty well and the things displayed are extraordinary.
  • Really interesting museum/collection. Don't forget to take a tablet at the entrance to get all the texts in English or read to you in some cases. The first floors are dedicated to David's collection of Danish/European art and the last floor, which I liked most is dedicated to Islamic art. very unusual in most museums :) You should book one to two hours to check this museum out.
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