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Address: Soren Kierkegaards Pl. 1, Copenhagen, Denmark
Phone Number: 33-47-47-47
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: Nicknamed the "Black Diamond" for its architectural profile, Copenhagen's...
Nicknamed the "Black Diamond" for its architectural profile, Copenhagen's Royal Library also functions as Denmark's national library and stacks for the University of Copenhagen. The building houses a cafe and bookshop, and hosts exhibitions and concerts. Entry to the library is free; public tours are offered on Saturdays at 3 p.m. for a fee.
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Amazing place to visit

The royal library it is an amazing place to visit. Specially if its raining. You can spend a good 2 hours visiting the library without getting bored. The architecture is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Blumenau, Brazil
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Blumenau, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The royal library it is an amazing place to visit. Specially if its raining. You can spend a good 2 hours visiting the library without getting bored. The architecture is very interesting as well.

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New York City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The museum is located in the Royal Library. You certainly don't have to be Jewish to marvel at the decency and courage of the Danes, who alone, among the European nations, saved virtually every one of its Jewish citizens in one night, by spiriting them out to Sweden and then welcoming the survivors home after the war. Well worth the... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It has a nice little garden in the front with the small pool and a beautiful stone obelisk. The building is open for the public and the entrance to the library is free. The old part is charming, while the new part offers amazing view on the water.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Splendid front gardens! Went in early May, sunny day, just perfect for a nice walk around. The library was closed but the architecture and all green around made it a nice relaxing stop.

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Umea, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We went to the library, or the Black Diamond as it's sometimes called, just to take a look around and were absolutely speechless. The atmosphere and architecture were breathtaking. As a student, I wish I would have brought things to study in the old study halls. It isn't a big trip, but a definite place to drop in at if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I can't express my admiration for the combination of modern and traditional architecture Vast windows,relaxed atmosphere,free wifi and many amenities for the best library in Europe Shop at the gift shop,everything is wonderful and cheap

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This library is located close to the water and is separated into two parts - one old and one modern. Both are very interesting in their own ways. The older side includes a lovely little garden area with a fountain that is quite peaceful. The modern side is on the edge of the canal and includes lots of areas to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The most magnificent building in Copenhagen, if you like modern art. Inside and outside is a piece of art for the city. Definitely you must go there! Enjoy a coffee by the sea with nice view! GO GO GO!

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I was a guest of the Royal Library at dinner in their restaurant. The food, wine and setting were excellent. A varied choice of menu, which started with champagne. I had beef as the main course, followed by Danish cheeses. A wonderful evening in a fantastic setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If I had a library like this I would read more often! The setting is a mix of modern and traditional with amazing views of the water and Chrstianshavn. Lovely space, nice cafe!

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