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Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

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4.4/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web
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. Plan your visit to Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Copenhagen vacation planner.
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  • This is my favorite Museum in Copenhagen. A beautiful display of ancient art in a very nice building. A galss house with esotic trees to forget the rainy weather outside. Fishes in the fointain to amu...  read more »
  • Spent almost three hours there; fabulous collection of marble statutes, and Roden's significant pieces. Many priceless paintings. Don't miss; worth the admission fee. 
  • That Brewer has brought together good works (sculptures and paintings). Themed rooms, in which the pictures are allowed, can enjoy safely. The large canopy of the entrance serves as a greenhouse with Palm trees and other exotic plants. Nice place to see absolutely.
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  • The building is very nice, with a beautiful garden at the entrance and the art collection (sculpture mostly) is impressive. There are also exposed two mummies, one from 50 a.d. and the other from 300 b.c.
  • Amazing sculpture exhibit, very good with French masters. Went because we wanted to see the Gauguin-exhibit, but that was by far not as interesting as their regular collection.
  • The winter garden inside is jaw dropping, I loved the statue collection by danish and french artists in the bottom floor. The french painters collection is on the small side by well worth the visit.
  • Fascinating museum, had an especially great time admiring the French impressionist masterpieces!
  • I've been there last free Tuesday. I am glad I've been there for the free entrance day. The building and the Winter Garden are impressive. The statues and paintings of 19th century are nice. Some are very elaborate and including some works of Rodin and Degas. The section with sculptures shows the different stages of making a statue from a marble block, to remaing chips and finally the statue itself. This is a fine touch. But when in comes to Greek and Egyptian items I wouldn't say the same. First of all it is a random collection of items coming from excavations that Carlsberg foundation has supported by donating money and the items were later returned from excavations as tokens of appreciation. Items are not professionally sorted according to styles, time or any other system. I've seen some discrepancies in labeling of some items. For example Horus is the well known god of ancient Egypt with a Falcon head but some other figures with human faces were falsely labelled as Horus. Labels for most items listed the excavation place as "Origin unknown" so these items are not known where they belong or serving what purpose. The same applies to the Roman items too. Without explanation or sorting they are a bunch of "artifacts" without time perspective nothing more. Since there's no organization for these items there are no voice guides or catalogs available as does most serious museums of the world. The place looks like Jakobsen was looking for a place to put his excess sculptures and ancient world items and finally found this place as a convenient storage facility.
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