The David Collection, Copenhagen

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At 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. Using our online itinerary creator, Copenhagen attractions like The David Collection can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Hats off to Mr. Samling allowing us to see this beautiful view for free. Very interesting, there are particular pieces and beautiful. Is also a bit unusual, I've never seen an exhibition like that. Convinced me just the part with the photo exhibition of Syria, I expected something more. Advice for sure a visit.
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  • Built across several stories of a former home The David Collection offers a beguiling collection of Islamic and Danish art that should not be missed by visitors to Copenhagen, the private-collection-t...  more »
  • Even though I read many positive reviews on TA before I just wasn't prepared for the overwhelming exposition of this museum. This place deserves to be in the top 5 of Copenhagen and honestly it is amo...  more »

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