Davids Samling (The David Collection), Copenhagen

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At Davids Samling (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 Davids Samling (The David Collection) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We greatly enjoyed our time at the David Collection. It was the end of a long day for us, so we stuck with the Islamic art collection, which is spread over two floors. The art itself is beautiful... 
    We greatly enjoyed our time at the David Collection. It was the end of a long day for us, so we stuck with the Islamic art collection, which is spread over two floors. The art itself is beautiful...  more »
  • Wow! You start up at the top amidst the darkened, protective rooms that house the Islamic and Eastern collections and work your way down to what was the house of the lawyer, David, whose collection... 
    Wow! You start up at the top amidst the darkened, protective rooms that house the Islamic and Eastern collections and work your way down to what was the house of the lawyer, David, whose collection...  more »
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  • Beautiful and big Islamic exhibition, simple but beautiful Europe collection and Danish collection as well. The museum is free and they even give you a photo for you to be able to translate and listen to story and fun facts about the object present in the rooms. Stuff very friendly and the house/museum is beautiful and we'll preserved. Hight recommend!!
  • Amazing collections of Islamic and European art in a beautiful house. Can’t believe entry is free! Very much enjoyed my visit and I would like to go back. There’s more to see!

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