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Thorvaldsens Museum

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Address: Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2, Copenhagen, Denmark
Phone Number: +4533321532
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: 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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Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen donated his large art collection to his native city Copenhagen

Thorvaldsens Museum primarily contains Thorvaldsen's own sculptures but the museum also contains Thorvaldsen's large collection of paintings made by contemporary European and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Thorvaldsens Museum primarily contains Thorvaldsen's own sculptures but the museum also contains Thorvaldsen's large collection of paintings made by contemporary European and Danish artists, and his collection of antiques.

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review – please visit us again sometime :) More 

Copenhagen, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a beatiful way to experience one of Denmark's greats! Go there and see his art and get an insight of the ethos of his time only experienced in Rome!

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you – we are very happy to receive such a great review! :) More 

Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

the works and collections of the great classicist sculptor Thorvaldsen who lived most of his life in Rome, but donated his Collections to Copenhagen- actually the first public museum here.The building itself was built by M.G. Bindesbøll in 1839-48 with Sonne's remarkable murals showing the receiving of Thorvaldsen on his return in 1838. He is buried in the courtyard

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We thank you very much for your great review :-) More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Going into the Thorvaldsen Museum is like meeting the great and the good of the early nineteenth century, all the celebs living in Rome, penurious East European aristocrats and some very doubtful characters. The place rings with the cries and laughter of children who at first sight one would expect to be daunted by the monumental marbles and plaster casts... More 

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

We a very happy to learn that you felt the very special atmosphere of our museum. You are more than welcome to visit us again :-) More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

It is very central located in a very nice square, next to the river , saturdays they have flee market with antiques and pastries but the nicest is the museum itself , saturdays is for free, and as you expect ancient sculptures etc this museum is a great surprise as it sure has ancient things but installed wih monitors or... More 

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review! We are absolutely thrilled to know that you loved the museum! :) Please note that the antique market is only open during the summer months. Also, there is only free admission on Saturdays during our Italian Market Days, which we host on three Saturdays every august. However, there is free admission every... More 

conway sc
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Found this museulm, which is really a museum with the sculpture burried in the middle of the squarre of the building. Its filled with such large sculputres, and oh so many The sculptlures are magnificent and there are guides walking around who will explain the sculptures The sculpture died 2 years before the museum was built and is buried in... More 

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

You are absolutely right that the sculptor himself, Bertel Thorvaldsen, is buried right in the middle of our museum. We very much appreciate your great review and hope to welcome you again some time! :-) More 

Hanoi, Vietnam
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Sculptures, lots of them. Many are plasters, some are actual stone. Style wise, not so much variety as they are all pretty classical. The building layout feels a little strange, but is interesting in it's own right.

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

We thank you for your review. Indeed, the building is quite something of its own, and the atmosphere here is often not like anything our quests have ever visited before. More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This museum is amazing! Thorvaldsen was a phenomenal sculptor. His attention to detail was excellent. One thing I really noticed was his statues' hands. All were perfectly carved, something that many artists have struggled with. This collection was so much fun to look around, and so much of his work is dedicated to my favourite ancient myth, Cupid and Psyche,... More 

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your visit – feel free to visit us again :) More 

Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A huge collection of incredible sculpture plus Thorvaldsens' own collections (Egypt art, coins, etc.). The main gallery includes huge sculptures (or plaster models of statuary located in major cities or museums). Some stand over 20 feet tall. The main gallery is used for weddings - how incredible would that be?!

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Niva, Denmark
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Thorvaldsen was a world known sculpturer in the middle of the 19th century, every royal and emperor had him make sculptures of them. Facinating display of his works.

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