Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket

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‘Glyptoteket’ comes from Greek, meaning ‘sculpture museum’, and it does what it says on the tin. A stone’s throw away from both Tivoli Gardens and Copenhagen Central Station, it couldn’t be easier to fit in a visit to this cultural institution. The Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket was originally built to house the private art collection of Carl Jacobsen, the son of the founder of Carlsberg beer, J.C. Jacobsen. He was an avid art collector, and he later opened the doors of the Glyptoteket to the public. The museum boasts an impressive collection of sculpture from ancient Mediterranean cultures including Greece, Egypt and Rome, as well as more modern works from France and Norway. There is also a large collection of paintings in the Glyptoteket, most notably from the French impressionists, Post-impressionists and the Danish Golden Age. Even if you don’t look at a single work of art, the Glyptoteket is worth visiting for the building alone. In the centre of the museum, joining the four separate wings is the Winter Garden, with fountains, palm trees and a huge dome made from copper and wrought iron. It’s the perfect place to take a break in your tour of the museum, and there’s even a cafe serving Danish classics and coffee. The Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket is open from 10am to 5pm from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 9pm every Thursday, and it's free to enter every Tuesday!
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  • Dantes Plads 7, 1704 København, Denmark
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    Standard 115.00 - 0.00 DKK
    Group 100.00 DKK
    Students 85.00 DKK
    Kids 0.00 DKK Under 18
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