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Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen

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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  • Don’t think I had ever been to a purpose built museum dedicated to a single artist before. This is one. I only visited because I got free admission with my ticket to The Museum of Copenhagen. So glad....  more »
  • Superb sculpture gallery in an esquistly crafted building design to house an artists life works. There is a lovely cafe and you can sit in the courtyard and relax.  more »
  • The museum is dedicated to the works of famous Danish sculptor, Bertel Thorvaldsen. There is a lot more than sculptures. Wander through the several chambers on the upper level.  more »
  • A good place for art and sculpture buffs. The museum was quite and serene. There was no entry ticket on that day and the place looked majestic. As I don't have any background related to art and it's history, the rating is based solely on the ambiance and the attitude of present staff.
  • Take your time, wander slow, grab the audio tour if you can. They're just iPods you walk through with but they are very informative. The work is absolutely stunning and you will want to give yourself an hour or two. The tickets also work for the more modern museum housed in St. Nicholas Church as well.
  • A huge museum of marble statues and stunning painted roofs. Definitely a good stop for those who enjoy classical sculptures and techniques. It will keep you busy for at least an hour and a bit
  • Super interesting! This guy was really amazingly productive during his years, and captured his subject in great lifelikeness. The museum also enhanced the experience with small rooms with great light setups
  • The thorvaldsens museum houses many many spectacular statues that are so detailed and cover many figures from myth and history that you'll know. Easy to get around however it can get very samey if you aren't into statues so it maybe should only be a stop off. It is located close to the shops and canals and the government buildings so could be included as part of a larger tour

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