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Thorvaldsens Museum

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Address: Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2, Copenhagen, Denmark
Phone Number: +4533321532
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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See sculptures created by sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, whose work can be...

See sculptures created by sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, whose work can be found across Europe. Long corridors allow for natural light and echo the creative ambiance. The Museum opened on September 18, 1848. It is Denmark’s oldest and also most extraordinary museum building. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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One of the Locations in the Movie, Copenhagen

I was sitting home in Maryland one winter evening and I found a film on Netflix entitled Copenhagen. The film plot sounded interesting, so I gave it a look. This film moved me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Easton, Maryland
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Easton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was sitting home in Maryland one winter evening and I found a film on Netflix entitled Copenhagen. The film plot sounded interesting, so I gave it a look. This film moved me so much, that shortly afterward I contacted the producer by email. After some conversation with him, I booked a flight to Copenhagen to see this grand city... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who is Bertel Thorvaldsen? I didn't know until I visited this very interesting museum, from which I walked away with a very good sense of this famous European sculptor. The museum is comprehensive, inspiring, and informative, especially for someone with my limited knowledge and appreciation of sculpture. I spent only 90 minutes or so and saw only part of the... More 

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We pleased to hear about your experience and especially happy that you feel like, that you got to know Bertel Thorvaldsen in just one visit. Feel free to come back any time :-) More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this museum after a River Cruise as it looked so inviting from the river. It did not disappoint! Beautifully set out and well curated, it is home to an impressive collection of sculptures by Thorvaldsen, as well as his collections of antiquities and paintings. Lots of history about Thorvaldsen and the times he lived in, and his interest in... More 

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We’re happy you decided to pay us a visit :-) More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a nice place to visit. There are so many marble sculptures of our famous Thorvaldsen. You will probably see some art students draving sculptures and building parts there. It is definitely worth a visit.

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We welcome you back any time :-) More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got into the museum with our Copenhagen cards. One of the reasons we ventured in was because of how cold it was outside but I am so glad we did. It is fascinating and the staff were lovely. I would definitely go again, I'd take a pencil and paper next time as I recon the sculptures would be good... More 

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you again :-) More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

If you're serious abut broadening your mind through travel, go here when in town. Thorvaldsen was a first division sculptor, inspired by the classical tradition, very skilled, and this museum was built in the mid 19th century in his honour. Allow two hours, to take it slowly and quietly, reading the information sheets in each room. It is very photogenic,... More 

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. We’re so happy you enjoyed our museum :-) More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

It was an interesting visit walking pass many halls of sculptures and statues. There is a free audio tour which I used. I think it is very beneficial as it explains the key sculptures exhibited in the museum and the key history or insights to the artist mind when creating these sculptures. The best sculpture exhibition is the one of... More 

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We’re happy you enjoyed to museum. In case you plan another visit, we can inform you, that the entry is free on Wednesday :-) More 

Brighouse, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

I'm not generally one for monumental sculpture, but this exhibition of the work of the major Danish sculptor (albeit he worked in Rome), is definitely worth a visit. From the models of the full size works through to the smaller working models and the 'cast' gallery it was an absolute treasure.

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review We’re happy you enjoyed the museum :-) More 

Freiburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Undoubtedly, Thorvaldsen was an extremely gifted artist who merits a museum dedicated to his person and his creations. Under his chisel, all became beautiful in a classicist sense. Even Hephaistos who, in Antiquity, had a solid renown of being ugly and even handicapped (his wife, Aphrodite, cheated him with Mars not without reason) looks like an Adonis when represented by... More 

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We’re happy you enjoyed the museum and we agree, Thorvaldsen did have some remarkable skills when it comes to creating beauty :-) More 

Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Not to be missed. This museum houses almost all of his major works. Striking, jaw-dropping sculpture!

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We’re always happy to hear the word jaw-dropping in connection with our museum :-) More 

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Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.