Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen

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Get to know the artwork and learn about the life of Danish neoclassicist sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen at Thorvaldsens Museum. The museum lies around an inner courtyard with Thorvaldsen's grave. Notice the outside frieze depicting the artist's homecoming from Rome, where he lived and worked most of his life. The museum features Thorvaldsen's works and personal belongings, such as his own medals, letters, and books. His collection of paintings and objects from Greek, Roman, and Egyptian antiquity, are also on display. See drawings, sketches, and the original plaster models used in the making of bronze and marble statues and reliefs. Make your Copenhagen itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • This museum is a place you wish to see again. Not only the sculptures, but also the paintings and collections of Thorvaldsens personal objects. The museum is rarely too busy, and you can profit of a f...  more »
  • Beautiful Museum located next to Christiansborg Palace, houses the works, models and personal belongings of neoclassical Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor who lived and worked in Rome. The Museum is very handsome and wealthy of his most famous sculptures. A happy return to Wednesday because admission is free.
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  • A really good museum. Much bigger than you would expect from the outside. The museum opened in September 1848 and still looks more or less the same today some then 160 years later. The sculptures are ...  more »
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  • Very good museum. Nice light on the sculpture and plaster. And yes the sculpture are not old (19 th) because it's neoclassicism. Not antiquity. Nice idea not only to put the art of the artist but also personal object and his private collection of antiquities. Neoclassicism is a revival of the styles and spirit of classic antiquity inspired directly from the classical period
  • Pretty small, but the sculptures are amazing. There are many famous people from history represented as well.
  • The sculptures are not old, they are from 19th but still it's art, and it's very enjoyable. This place takes more time than you expected, it does not look like it but it's big! Plan for a long visit here. Totally worth a visit.
  • Thorvaldsens Museum is beautiful, although it's *just* sculptures. It's located right next to Christiansborg (parliament building) and it's worth visiting. Bertel Thorvaldsen is Danish famous sculpturer that spent most of his adult life in Italy, working for commission there and also in Denmark. His talent is remarkable as seen in the display of the statues. I can't really say more apart from that this is a beautiful museum. You must spend time to visit this place
  • A really good museum. Much bigger than you would expect from the outside, which really shows both the quality, variety and longevity of the works of Bertel Thorvaldsen, one of the best sculptures of Denmark
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