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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  • Great sculptor who I didn't know, the Museum is a really interesting place to visit, on Wednesday is free. The Museum is on three floors, the number of works on display is really high, some are repeated, many works were made in Rome where he lived, the sculptures are really of great value. Recommended spending a couple of hours between these walls.
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  • Bertel Thorvaldsen is one of the most important Danish artists of the nineteenth century. This collection provides a wonderfully indepth examination of the artist's career, his inventions and reuses o...  more »
  • We have been here before but didn't get with all the time. Those who like art and fine crafts should give here.
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  • 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
  • beautiful place. i was a bit disappointed to learn that these arent very old sculptures (those were made during the 19th century if im currect), but this is still excellent art
  • Worth a visit as the sculptures are quite magnificant with its attention to details.
  • Worth a visit if in the city. The works on display can be breathtaking and you wouldn't believe what they have hidden away inside of this building. Such a small fee to see a large and varied amount of work. Fascinating!

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Most of the hotels in Copenhagen are located in the central Vesterbro or hip Indre By areas, though there are many more adventurous (and somewhat more affordable) places to stay during your vacation. As in the rest of Denmark, accommodations in Copenhagen are quite expensive. If you're traveling on a tight budget, consider camping along the Mølleå River or staying in one of the city's many backpacker hostels. If you prefer an inexpensive hotel, explore options in the Helgolandsgade and Colbjørnsensgade neighborhoods. For a taste of Denmark's art scene, head to the up-and-coming Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn areas. Travelers who like to stay outside of the main tourist areas should set their sights on one of the city's suburbs, like the northern section where you can stay at a beachfront hotel or on a houseboat.
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