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Glyptoteket, Copenhagen

This is the first museum I’ve visited since moving to Copenhagen, and it was definitely a good one to start with. It features the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen (son of Carlsberg Breweries’ founder) and contains a large selection of ancient Mediterranean sculptures, as well as French impressionist paintings. The building itself is quite lovely. It’s got a lush tropical indoor courtyard, for one, and lots of skylights leading the way up to a rooftop terrace with an entertaining view of Tivoli amusement park rollercoasters (you can see people getting flung in all directions).

Also, in case any of you plan a trip to Copenhagen or this museum in the future – it seems like there is free entry on Tuesdays so you may want to double check for that 🙂


21 thoughts on “Glyptoteket, Copenhagen

  1. The photos make us participate in your walk. They are spectacular and show the beauty of the sculptures, the flowers and the city. A pleasant sight to behold.
    Good for you that you have been able to enjoy it in person. My greetings

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  2. This is one of my favourite museums. We had a great (very different!) vegetarian lunch here off the courtyard. There was a great temporary exhibit about Palmyre but I really enjoyed the classical marble sculptures. What a collection! Oh…and I did go on a Tuesday only to discover it was free! 😃

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