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“Don't Miss This Extraordinary Museum”

Thorvaldsens Museum
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Ranked #34 of 352 things to do in Copenhagen
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Don't Miss This Extraordinary Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Thorvaldsen is Denmark's great master sculptor. He was a prolific worker who left most of his major works to his home country. The museum contains many of his great works. In addition to visiting this museum, visitors to Copenhagen should also find time to go to the Vor Frue Kirk (Church of Our Lady) which houses Thorvaldsen's most famous work, the vast and beautiful figure of Christ at the altar.

Visited September 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Amazing sculptures”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

Amazing place - lots of great sculptures and a good insight into a piece of European history. Truely worth a visit - also for kids

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Hadsten, Denmark
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“If you like marble sculptures, you will like this”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

The museum of the only protestant who contributed to St. Peter's church in Rome. With a lot of (his) contemporary stuff and the rooms are decorated with wall paintings as if they were from Pompeii. Quite special.

Visited October 2012
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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

If you think it is another museum with some random but beautiful statues you are extremely wrong. Hook on to the audio guide headphones and read the small information card available in each room... you will be all together in a different world. You will realize how much of thought and efforts may have gone behind the what you see ultimately. Hats off to Thorvaldsens... no wonder he was the most sought after by royal families all over Europe during his stay in Rome for 40 years!

Visited September 2012
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Nahariya, Israel
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“Quaint museum in the center of town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

This was my seventh or eighth visit to Copenagen, but first to this museum- hadn't even heard of it previously. Thorvaldsen was a local hero as artists go, in the first half of the 19th century. Hevworked in Italy, received commissions from the rich and famous, including Napoleon (concerning whom there is an entire exhibit), and returned to Denmark with a gift of the museum and its contents. Exterior murals document his triumphant return. Works in the museum range from marble busts to massive classic statuary of religious and classic themes. And in the center of the museum, reminding me of Tegner museum in the north, the artist lies buried. There are some activities for kids.

Visited September 2012
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