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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. Plan my Copenhagen trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • The exhibition is worth to see. Besides this there is also a restaurant and a shop. On Tuesday the entrance is free :)  more »
  • Exceptional art gallery housed in a stunning building within the heart of the city. The collection is broad and covers renaissance masterpieces to modern gems. Enjoy.  more »
  • A splendid collection of antique and ancient Egyptian sculpture and sculpture of the more modern, such as Rodin. Not a bad collection of Impressionist paintings. Of all the museums in Copenhagen it...  more »
  • I can't speak for the school holidays, but it wasn't too crowded even though we went on one of their free Tuesdays. Very well-worth a visit, especially if you are interested in/enjoy classical sculpture. The collection is impressive, featuring examples of ancient Roman/Greek/Egyptian statues, alongside more modern examples. The building itself is very beautiful as well, and has a nice, calming atmosphere.
  • Take a visit on Tuesday (it’s free on Tuesday only. )It opens at 10am (Closed in Monday’s . Just about everything is closed on Monday in Copenhagen) This museum is fantastic. Definitely worth a visit . So much to see so much history , amazing art , sculptures and so much more . Loved every minute of my visit. You must check out the cafe it’s lovely and the food is delicious. Beautiful place to explore with the whole family.
  • Absolutely gorgeous building! We went on a Tuesday, which is indeed with a free commission, but we still bought tickets to see the special exhibitions. They were much less crowded, as you'd expect, but we liked only one of them. The other was nothing much - but if you continue upstairs, you'll arrive to the roof terrace. There was nobody except us (it was extremely windy that day), so we could take some pictures with nobody obscuring the view! You can either use a paid locker to keep your stuff safe or use a free hanger, which we did and had no trouble with our things missing at all.
  • We went there during the winter holidays when they had audio performance Perseus and Medusa. An absolutely wonderful storytelling for kids,hope they will keep making stories like this one. Of course, beautiful sculptures and an excellent Cafe (a bit pricey though, as they tend to be in museums).
  • This place has an impressive collection of sculptures and statues, as well as archaeological remains from Egypt and the Mediterranean. It's all well-presented, with some exhibition rooms simply stunning. And on top of that, the building itself is incredible. Highly recommended!

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