The David Collection, Copenhagen

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At The David Collection, peruse one of the most complete collections of Islamic art in the world. The museum was formed in 1945 from C.L. David's personal collection and now encompasses the majority of the classical Islamic world, ranging from the 8th to the 19th century. Admire the intricate Arabic calligraphy, jewelry, and other handcrafts housed in the restored 19th-century home. Pieces are divided into 20 sections, arranged according to dynasty and time period. Be sure to check out the collections of European 18th-century art and Danish Early Modern art. Free admission. Using our online itinerary creator, Copenhagen attractions like The David Collection can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Very nice museum, in the center of the city (very close to the park and Castle Rosenborg), there is a small museum shop. Beautiful interiors of the rich house of the 19th century, a lot of exquisite porcelain (Meissen, SEVR, etc.), a variety of paintings (portraits, landscapes) of the Danish artists of different ages, but, in my opinion, the most interesting-a stunning collection of Islamic Art of the 7TH-19TH centuries. Amazing beauty of miniatures, fabrics, ceramics, coinage, books, household items, ornaments, weapons... Thank you also for visiting the museum for free.
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  • I would have never guessed that in capital of Denmark (a country that did not have a colony in the middle east) you could find such an impressive museum of middle eastern art. The staff is friendly an...  more »
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  • First off, it's free, which is extra nice considering it's in Copenhagen. Despite this, it's actually full of interesting pieces, all well presented. The security WILL insist you leave your bags in the lockers, so do that straight away instead of being turned back later. Without doubt, one of the best museums focused on islamic art.
  • Pros: Excellent place to visit Lots of history items Good explanation of the items collected from different parts of the world Nice relax quiet environment You will need a day to explore this beautiful place Nice friendly staff Lockers are also available paid and free one You will receive an ipad which you will need to return at the end. This will help you to read the history of the items.(via Barcode) Cons: None...
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