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. Free admission. Using our online itinerary creator, Copenhagen attractions like Davids Samling (The David Collection) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Very nice museum with an excellent selection of Islamic art. You can easily spend hours there appreciating the items on display and walking around 'getting lost' in the maze the museum is. The modern....  more
    Very nice museum with an excellent selection of Islamic art. You can easily spend hours there appreciating the items on display and walking around 'getting lost' in the maze the museum is. The modern....  more »
  • The David Collection is an extraordinary experience. The artifacts from the Islamic world is second-to-none and a must see for all with interest in art, history and craftmanship. The presentation is.....  more
    The David Collection is an extraordinary experience. The artifacts from the Islamic world is second-to-none and a must see for all with interest in art, history and craftmanship. The presentation is.....  more »
  • What a fantastic place to visit. I never thought I was into Islamic art versus Christian art but this museum blew me away with its incredible collection. I could have stayed for hours more. The app... 
    What a fantastic place to visit. I never thought I was into Islamic art versus Christian art but this museum blew me away with its incredible collection. I could have stayed for hours more. The app...  more »
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  • The David Collection museum has a free entry for everyone. When I went there I didn’t have any expectations, however the museum surprised me for good. This museum blew my mind in terms of what it has to show. A great Islamic and Christian art collection. Definitely worth spending a couple of hours there as the place is huge!
  • Very astonishing collection mainly on Islamic art. Definitely worth visiting. One of the best museums I visited in Copenhagen. Besides it is free.
  • Great art collection. The highlight is the Islamic and middle eastern art displayed in the museum, starting from the life of Mohammad all to the way to modern times. Admission was also free!
  • Incredible collection! Especially the Islamic collection is fit for a king and so large that you can hardly get an overview in one visit. If you are able plan several visits or confine your visit to a part of the museum. Otherwise your head will brim like mine since I had no idea how many rooms and artifacts there are!
  • What a fantastic place to visit. I never thought I was into Islamic art versus Christian art but this museum blew me away with its incredible collection. I could have stayed for hours more. The app that allows additional info whilst scanning over a QRS code is great. And it’s all free! I would gladly return here. The amount of art/textiles/jewellery/tiles etc are astonishing.

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