The David Collection: Touted as the Best Art Museum in Copenhagen

If you asked around for the best art museum to visit during your trip to Copenhagen, most people would probably point you to the direction of the Kronprinsessegade 30, the townhouse housing the David Collection.

The David Collection is the product and vision of original owner CL David’s collection, one that he started collecting in the 1910s and opened to the public in 1945. Now, the collection has been expanded by the foundation running the museum but it still stays true to the essence of the original collection featuring three permanent collections: Islamic Art, European 18th Century Art, and Danish Early Modern Art.

The Islamic Art collection is perhaps the most popular of the three, not only because it is the largest among the three but more so because of the unique art that is not commonly found in museums across the Scandinavia. In fact, Collection of Islamic Art in this museum is the largest of its kind in the Scandinavia. As many visitors will tell you, skipping the other collections just so you can look at the Islamic artwork at leisure is just the thing to do if you’re pressed for time.

As for those who don’t even have the time to really look around, just passing by the Kronprinsessegade 30 and snapping some photos of the place might prove interesting enough as this beautiful building was actually built in the 1980s. But then again, with the free entrance, you might end up strolling through its halls anyway and taking a really quick art holiday.

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