Thorvaldsens hadn't been on our must-do list, but we had a free morning on Wednesday (when there is no entry charge) and thought it might make an interesting hour or so!
Once inside, however, we were hooked and spent the rest of the day there (apart from a trip to Hviids Vinstue for lunch). The murals on the outside of the building should have given us a clue that we were in for something special, but the painted ceilings and mosaic floors throughout the interior are amazing and then there the sculptures the museum was built to house. If, like us, you've never heard of Bertel Thorvaldsen, his ability to reproduce details of clothes, hair or whatever in stone is magic, whether it's for a large monument, a small model or - best of all for me - a wall mounted relief. Start with the explanation in the basement about the creative process and then meander through the galleries with the audio guide (you need photo ID to leave as a deposit) which provides a wealth of interesting background.
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