The visit to the attractions of old Copenhagen can be concentrated even in a single day. Among the fundamental historical attractions of the city, the Latin quarter, the medieval area (Middelalderbyen), the antique street, the old fish market, the old port of the seventeenth century (Nyhavn), the Cathedral (Vor Frue Kirke) and finally the Round Tower, an astronomical observatory from 1642.
Do not miss a visit to the Rosenborg Palace and the Kongens Have park. Rosenborg is the place where the royals of Denmark lived until the 18th century during the summer. In this building today the Danish Crown Jewels and the Royal Treasures are kept.
A CITY RICH IN PLACES TO SEE
Other attractions in central Copenhagen are the imposing Christiansborg Palace (Christiansborg Slot) with the Parliament and the Royal Representation Halls. Thorvaldsen Museum. The old harbor with the famous Nyhavn canal, today a lively area of cafes and clubs. The Royal Palace of Amalienborg with the changing of the Guard, which takes place every day, at 12 o’clock. The famous little mermaid statue, which is the symbol of the city. The district of Christiania, “free city” of the Hippies, still self-managed by protesters and marginalized.
Among the other things to see in Copenhagen we undoubtedly find the famous Tivoli Gardens, historic amusement park, with numerous attractions, shows and restaurants: a perfect place also to spend a pleasant evening. Copenhagen offers a large variety of restaurants and taverns. The city is a paradise for lovers of good food, hundreds of small shops selling all kinds of delicacies, from ice cream to pastry.
Among the museums in Copenhagen, do not miss a visit to the Nationalmuseet, the national history museum of Denmark. Among the art museums, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is worth seeing, with collections of antiquities, paintings and sculptures. The Statens Museum for Kunst, the Danish National Gallery and finally the Arken, the Museum of Modern Art.