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The David Collection

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Address: Kronprinsessegade 30/32, Copenhagen 1306, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 33 73 49 49
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Unique islamic collection in the centre of Copenhagen

This beautiful private residence belonging to a jewish lawyer was upon bequeathal converted to an amazing museum with a unique collection of early islamic art. Visit it at least... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This beautiful private residence belonging to a jewish lawyer was upon bequeathal converted to an amazing museum with a unique collection of early islamic art. Visit it at least once a year and recommend to all I meet ... especially muslims who never fail to be amazed by this beautiful place!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to take a look at how the Danes portray my culture. I was pleasantly surprised. The place offered a look into many different aspects of art from the middle east, also influenced by danish culture. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This collection is free to visit. Great guide. Amazing collection of Persian miniatures and Shahnameh! Nice collection of Islamic Art. Very unusual and unexpected.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The David Collection is a museum with many items, Danish art, European art, and Islamic art. But it's the Islamic collection that really stands out ... the best I've seen (so far) outside of Turkey. That one collection alone is worth a couple hours.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A docent at the Glyptoteket recommended I check out the Islamic Art collection at The David. It did not disappoint! This boutique museum showcases a wide variety of art and artists. So glad I took a recommendation from a local!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

So this museum is located in - what I thought it would be - a tiny house in Copenhagen. It was free and althought everything is written in Danish, you're given an iPad to have the information in English. The museum is big and very informative; explanations are clear, it follows a timeline and it's very the collection is really... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This museum has three parts to its collection. Classic furniture. Classic danish paintings. And then the most impressive ... a very large collection of islamic art including some very old pages of the Quran with some very old Muhammad drawings ... yes they did draw him back then.

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The David Collection is a very special museum and well worth a visit. For starters, it's free. It has three main collections - Islamic Art, Danish Modern Art, and 18th & 19th Century European Art, Porcelain and Furniture. Each is impressive, especially the extensive Islamic Art collection. The museum gives English speakers a tablet that contains translations of the labels... More 

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The museum houses one of the finest collection of Islamic art in Europe (collected by Jewish Suprême Court lawyer David) besides collections of European fine art and Danish 18th and 19th paintings in a fine old building from about 1800. And it is all for free.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

It will keep you busy for at least 2-3 hours ! Nice documentation ! I recommend it. Besides, it's free so if you travel on a budget go for it !

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This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
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