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Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

  • Dantes Pl. 7 Map It
  • Centrum

Updated 11/14/2013

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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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Dantes Pl. 7, Copenhagen, 1556, Denmark

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  • DKr 50; free Sun.
  • Tues.–Sun. 11–5

Updated 11/14/2013


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Oct 5, 2011

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Review

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 80days

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Jun 22, 2007

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 Debi

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Apr 3, 2005

Only partially open, so not fair to evaluate

I went through the museum highlights section when it was being remodeled. I felt that far too little was left on display. The Gauguins were wonderful, but they hardly paid for the price of the admission. Check to see if the remodeling is complete before you go.

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