Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

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Conveniently located in the center of the city, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek houses the personal art collection of beer baron Carl Jacobsen. The eclectic museum boasts the largest collection of Rodin sculptures outside of France, as well works by masters like Picasso, Leger, and Matisse. Although antique sculptures serve as a kind of focal point for most visitors, this museum also contains one of the world's biggest collections of paintings by Paul Gauguin. An added treat for art lovers, the venue features a glass-domed conservatory housing a small cafe that serves light dishes and cakes. Take a self-guided tour of the collection, or attend one of the museum's special concert performances. Planning Copenhagen trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • This museum would be a gem in any location but it is all the more special that it is in Denmark. The collection of ancient art is first rate and is well worth a lingering study. But, for lovers of mod...  more »
  • Museum that like almost everyone else falls into the list of the Copenhagen Card, you can immediately enjoy the courtyard, which is really nice and accurate in every detail. The works within vary greatly, from Greek and Roman art until the Impressionists (including pre/post), all of a very high level. The property really worth a visit, I recommend it to everyone.
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  • Meanwhile it is a beautiful building with a central dome in the greenhouse where there is a nice garden and overlooking the coffee-garden, located near the station and next to the Tivoli. Tuesday is free. The visit is beautiful, the sculptures are really impressive in quantity and quality, Rodin, Egyptian sculptures, Roman, Greek, you can spend a morning. Then the collection of Impressionist paintings with appearances by Monet, Van Gogh, Gaugin, Degas, Manet. Maybe the signs would be improved further, but the Museum is of great value.
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  • I spent nearly a whole day here. And had a great lunch in the elegant Palm Court. But found their hanging order baffling, and if it was meant to reveal something it didn't. The room layout is odd too. They have tried to control visitors and have destroyed the processional aspect of how you should of entered the galleries in a beautiful building.
  • Good collection - relaxing atmosphere The museums has a collection that vary from ancient to modern art. The facilities are very clean and you can find locker room where to keep your belonging while visiting. The staff it's welcoming and ticket price it's more than fair for such a great collection.
  • My favorite place in Copenhagen. The building itself is stunning but the collections are even more stunning and bigger and more varied than you would expect. Especially if you appreciate sculptures, this is definitely a must-see
  • Classical building approx 150 years old, using massive granite and terracotta, for exterior. Interior also robust and very nice for a quite exhibition. Sculptures - mostly busts, from egypt and mediterranean
  • Really huge museum with collection of paintings, sculptures and art. The entry is free on Tuesdays. Remember, all the museums and tourist places are closed on Monday. Check out the roof area of the museum which has a great view of the city.

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Most of the hotels in Copenhagen are located in the central Vesterbro or hip Indre By areas, though there are many more adventurous (and somewhat more affordable) places to stay during your vacation. As in the rest of Denmark, accommodations in Copenhagen are quite expensive. If you're traveling on a tight budget, consider camping along the Mølleå River or staying in one of the city's many backpacker hostels. If you prefer an inexpensive hotel, explore options in the Helgolandsgade and Colbjørnsensgade neighborhoods. For a taste of Denmark's art scene, head to the up-and-coming Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn areas. Travelers who like to stay outside of the main tourist areas should set their sights on one of the city's suburbs, like the northern section where you can stay at a beachfront hotel or on a houseboat.
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