Fodor's Expert Review Thorvaldsens Museum

Centrum Museum/Gallery

The 19th-century artist Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770–1844) is buried at the center of this museum in a simple, ivy-covered tomb. Strongly influenced by the statues and reliefs of classical antiquity, Thorvaldsen is one of the world's greatest neoclassical artists, having completed commissions all over Europe. The museum, once a coach house for Christiansborg, now houses Thorvaldsen's interpretations of classical and mythological figures, and an extensive collection of paintings and drawings by other artists that Thorvaldsen assembled in Rome, where he lived for most of his life. The outside frieze by Jørgen Sonne depicts the sculptor's triumphant return to Copenhagen after years abroad. A free English audio guide is available. The museum itself is free on Wednesday.


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Bertel Thorvaldsen Pl. 2
Copenhagen, Capital Region  1213, Denmark


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Rate Includes: DKr 40, Tues.–Sun. 10–5

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