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Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

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The exquisite antiquities and a world-class collection of impressionist masterpieces make this one of Copenhagen's most important museums. The neoclassical building was donated in 1888 by Carl Jacobsen, son of the founder of the Carlsberg Brewery. Surrounding its lush indoor garden, a series of rooms house works by Pissarro, Degas, Monet, Sisley, Rodin, and Gauguin. The museum is also renowned for its extensive assemblage of Egyptian and Greek pieces, not to mention Europe's finest collection of Roman portraits and the best collection of Etruscan art outside Italy. A modern wing, designed by the acclaimed Danish architect Henning Larsen, provides a luminous entry to the French painting section. From June to September, guided English-language tours start at 2. The café overlooking the winter garden is well-known among Copenhageners for its Sunday brunch.

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  • Address: Dantes Pl. 7, Centrum, Copenhagen, 1556 | Map It
  • Phone: 33/41–81–41
  • Cost: DKr 50; free Sun.
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 11–5
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  • Location: Copenhagen
Updated: 11-14-2013

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    The winter garden is relaxing.
    The sculptures are great.
    I was underwhelmed by the Impressionist collection--OK, but not impressive.
    I didn't have time for the rest of the museum, so I can't comment on the remaining collection.
    The floorplan is a little confusing.

    by Kay2, 10/5/11
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    A great private collection

    The Glyptotek has reopened after a 25 million rebuilding, and is back in business, with classical greek and roman statues, and a sublime collection of french and danish paintings.
    Please note that sunday is the only day without entrance fee.

    by 80days, 6/22/07

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