In the heart of Copenhagen, snuggled between the impressive Christianborg Chapel and the Parliament buildings, you’ll find a peaceful museum celebrating the artistic genius of one man. Simply know to the Danes as Thorvaldsen.
Thorvaldsen was one of the most famous artists in 19th century Europe. Admitted to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts at a young age, he later travelled to the cultural centre of the age, Rome, where he carved out a career for himself as an international artist. He returned to the city of his birth as a world-famous superstar who had created works of art for the Pope, Napoleon and the royal families of Europe.
Thorvaldsen’s sculptures can be found today all over the world in major museums of art such as the Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Eremitage Museum in St. Petersburg and the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
But Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen is the only place where Thorvaldsen’s art is shown in its entirety.
So visit one of Copenhagens most serene locations and experience Thorvaldsens famous works of art as they were intended.Thorvaldsens Museum 2 Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads DK-1213 Copenhagen K Telephone +45 33 32 15 32 [email protected] www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk