Thorvaldsen's Museum Copenhagen Reviews
The sculptures are so tall! Jul 14, 2016
Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) spent more than 40 years in Rome and was one of the most renowned artists among his contemporaries in Europe. In 1838, he donated his large art collection to his home town of Copenhagen.
The museum is very well located - part of the Christiansborg complex, right next to the parliament building and the canal. 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.
I couldn't see it with the rest of the complex but I'm so happy I got dedicated time to visit. The best/sad part is that a lot of people don't visit here which means it was mine for the taking! You easily need 2 hours here - the rooms are artfully decorated, bright colours on the walls and very well explained.
In a nutshell, amazing!
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