Get to know the artwork and learn about the life of Danish neoclassicist sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen at Thorvaldsens Museum. The museum lies around an inner courtyard with Thorvaldsen's grave. Notice the outside frieze depicting the artist's homecoming from Rome, where he lived and worked most of his life. The museum features Thorvaldsen's works and personal belongings, such as his own medals, letters, and books. His collection of paintings and objects from Greek, Roman, and Egyptian antiquity, are also on display. See drawings, sketches, and the original plaster models used in the making of bronze and marble statues and reliefs. Make your Copenhagen itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
Thorvaldsens Museum reviews
Don’t think I had ever been to a purpose built museum dedicated to a single artist before. This is one. I only visited because I got free admission with my ticket to The Museum of Copenhagen. So glad.... more »
Superb sculpture gallery in an esquistly crafted building design to house an artists life works. There is a lovely cafe and you can sit in the courtyard and relax. more »
A good place for art and sculpture buffs. The museum was quite and serene. There was no entry ticket on that day and the place looked majestic. As I don't have any background related to art and it's history, the rating is based solely on the ambiance and the attitude of present staff.
Take your time, wander slow, grab the audio tour if you can. They're just iPods you walk through with but they are very informative. The work is absolutely stunning and you will want to give yourself an hour or two. The tickets also work for the more modern museum housed in St. Nicholas Church as well.
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