Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

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#3 of 404 in Museums in Denmark
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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  • August 17, 2017
    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 »
  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • July 4, 2017
    This is a magical place. Easily my favourite museum. Stunning breathtaking modern sculpture collection. It has one of the richest and incredibly well curated French Impressionist collections including works by Monet, Pissaro, Degas, Cezanne, and Van Gogh. The museum has a fantastic cafe with gourmet open Danish sandwiches. I loved this place.
  • June 24, 2017
    The collections of Roman and ancient Egyptian sculptures and artifacts were phenomenal. The mosaic in the central Roman chamber was particularly wonderful. I could have easily spent another 2 hours there.
  • July 7, 2017
    I don't know why is not that popular, one of the most beautiful museums in Copenhagen. During summer time they open till late on Thursdays, and there's hardly anyone there, so your pictures will look amazing without tourists around.
  • June 15, 2017
    Great collection, especially if you like sculpture. A lot of ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian sculptures. Very good collection of Rodin. Good number of impressionist paintings as well.
  • July 2, 2017
    Went with my 3 year old daughter. Not so interesting for her, but ok. Lots of Greek ancient statues. Beautiful interior, very nice garden

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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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