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Copenhagen for Free: Best Art Destination

Copenhagen for Free | Best Art Destination

Statens Museum for Kunst (the National Gallery of Denmark) wins the award for number-one best, must-see, don’t-miss-it, gotta-go-there, how-is-this-even-legal-it’s-so-good art destination.  This museum is located in the center of Copenhagen and is known to locals as the SMK.  And the best part: it’s free.  But like LeVar Burton says on Reading Rainbow, don’t take my word for it!  Check out these pictures and you will get to know why this gem is worth so much more in this often-pricey Scandinavian capital.

Copenhagen for Free | Best Art Destination

^^^The interior gazes out into the Østre Anlæg park through massive floor-to-ceiling glass panes.  This is the section of the museum that contains contemporary art, so obviously this is where we spent most of our time at the museum!  Who wouldn’t want to spend an afternoon here?  That being said, where are all the tourists?  Where are all the selfie sticks?  Usually art museums of this caliber are full of them!

Copenhagen for Free | Best Art Destination

^^^The views from the museum are worth the trip alone.  When you get around to admiring the artwork, you will notice that the museum collection places an emphasis on prominent Danish artists.

Copenhagen for Free | Best Art Destination

Copenhagen for Free | Best Art Destination

Copenhagen for Free | Best Art Destination

Copenhagen for Free | Best Art Destination

Copenhagen for Free | Best Art Destination

Copenhagen for Free | Best Art Destination

Copenhagen for Free | Best Art Destination

Copenhagen for Free | Best Art Destination

Copenhagen for Free | Best Art Destination

Copenhagen for Free | Best Art Destination

Copenhagen for Free | Best Art Destination

^^^After touring the multiple floors it’s time for a break!  Rest your feet and check out this amazing scenery.

Copenhagen for Free | Best Art Destination

^^^The large fountain in the front of the museum has chairs placed haphazardly in the water, and of course visitors are encouraged to get their feet wet and lounge in the fountain.  We felt just like locals, soaking up all the Danish artwork and hanging out in the fountain with a bunch of Danish art enthusiasts.  Jaime even looks Danish, just check out those cold-knees!

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