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A Lovely Visit to the National Museum Of Denmark

If you love museums like me, here starts a lovely journey for you: The National Museum of Denmark! It’s just so large and complete that you really will be amazed. And the beauty starts even before you reach the museum since it’s located in a beautiful 18’s century building in the heart of Copenhagen surrounded by water canals and it’s boats and Chistiansborg Palace.

Para meus leitores em portugues:

Se voce gosta de museus como eu, entao qui comeca uma maravilhosa jornada para voce: O Museu Nacional da Dinamarca! E’ tao grande e completo que voce realmente ficara’ surpreso. E a beleza comeca mesmo antes de voce chegar ao museu porque afinal ele esta localizado em um predio lindissimo do seculo 18 no coracao de Copenhagen cercado por canais de agua e seus barcos e o Castelo de Christiansborg.

The National Museum of Denmark and it's beautiful entrance in a magnificent building of the 18 centuryIf the weather is beautiful like today, the museum gets even more lovely. Inside is full of natural light, due to the glass roof to facilitate the illumination. But, if it’s raining, no problem either. The Danes always make sure that your experience will be the best in therms of comforts, heat and coziness.

Se o clima estiver bom como hoje, o museu fica ainda mais lindo. Dentro e’ cheio de luz natural devido ao seu telhado de vidro que facilita a iluminacao. Mas se estiver chovendo, sem problemas tambem. Os dinamarqueses se certificam que sua experiencia sera’ a melhor no sentido de conforto, aquecimento e aconchego.

the national museum of denmark and it's glass roof When you visit the National Museum of Denmark, you have to make sure that you are free for the whole day, because it’s so huge, complete and interesting that you will not resist visiting all the 11 permanent exhibitions that they have. It’s all Denmark’s history collected in just one spot, starting from prehistory until the modern days, the 21st century.

Quando voce visita o Museu Nacional da Dinamarca, voce tem que se certificar que voce esta livre o dia todo, porque e’ tao grande, completo e interessante que voce nao vai resistir em visitar as 11 exposicoes permanentes  que eles tem. E’ toda a historia da Dinamarca junta em um so lugar, comecando da pre’ historia ate’ os dia modernos, o seculo 21.

skeletron of a huge animal from pre history in National Museum of denmarkAs I said, it starts with prehistory at the entrance. It’s remarkable how well kept the museum is and the pieces found by the archaeologists and then put together with all the explanation in both Danish and English.  All that we see, like for example this huge animal, belongs to Danish soil. archaeologists found it here.

Como falei, comeca com a pre-historia na entrada. E’ notavel como o museu e’ mantido bem e as pecas encontradas pelos arqueologos, dai colocados juntos com todas as explicacoes em ambas linguas, ingles e dinamarques. Tudo que voce ve, como por exemplo esse enorme animal, pertence ao solo dinamarques e encontrado aqui.

viking helmets in national museum of denmark Danish prehistory is really fascinating. These are instruments used by the vikings! Danish prehistory culminates with the viking age in the period from 800 to 1050 AD. According to the historians, the vikings were not just violent and explorers. They were much more than that. They founded cities, like for example Dublin, had good relation with other people, like the Arabians and were experts goldsmith as you can see in their jewelery found in the museum.

Pre-historia dinamarquesa e’ realmente fascinante. Esses instumentos usados pelos vikings! Pre-historia dinamarquesa culmina na era dos vikings que e’ do periodo de 800 a 1050 aC. De acordo com os historiadores, os vikingsnao foram somente violentos guerreiros e exploradores. Foram muito mais que isso. Eles fundaram cidades, como por exemplo Dublin, tiveram boas relacoes com outors povos, como os arabes e foram experts ourives como voces poderao ver nas joias encontradas no museu.

Danish prehistory with the viking age in national museum of denmarkThe Viking Age is really the must that you can visit in the museum. I got so impressed with the collection. Amazing! Beyond words! So lucky we can still touch instruments used in the Viking age!!!

A era viking e’ realmente o must que voce deve visitar nesse museu. Eu fiquei super impressionada com a colecao. Maravilhosa!!! Sem palavras! Sou tao afortunada em poder ainda tocar instrumentos usados na era dos vikings!!!

viking shield in the national museum od denmarkThese warrior’s shields are just so huge and they must weight so much. That gives us the idea how big the men, the soldiers, the warriors were. The Danes from modern days are strong people and never complain about the weather. They are warriors I guess…still warriors in this weather!!! My son plays soccer in a Danish team here and he tells me that nobody can beat the Danes in breath…they can run and run for hours and hours under the cold rain… nothing stop them.

Esses escudos sao tao grandes e devem pesar tanto. Isso nos da uma ideia em quanto grandes os homens, soldados, guerreiros eram. Os dinamarqueses da idade moderna sao homens fortes e nunca se lamentam devido ao mal clima que tem aqui muitas vezes. Sao grandes guerreiros eu acredito… ainda guerreiros nesse clima tao dificil!!! Meu filho joga futebol em um time dinamarques aqui e me diz que ninguem pode competir com os dinamarqueses com o folego… eles podem correr e correr por horas e horas debaixo da chuva fria…nada os para.

he exhibition includes unique archaeological treasures like the Trundholm Chariot of the Sun in national museum of denmarkThe exhibition includes unique archaeological treasures like the Trundholm Chariot of the Sun. A must to see there! It’s beautiful and you can’t miss it!

A exposicao conta com pecas unicas e preciosos tesouros como o Carroca Trundholm do Sol. Um grande must para ver! E’ lindo e nao se pode perder!

viking's hair in the national museum of denmarkThese are braids of real hair. The viking’s braids. I really couldn’t believe my eyes! They were red head and there are also blond ones.

Essas sao trancas de cabelo verdadeiro. Trancas de cabelos viking. Eu realmente nao podia acreditar nos meus olhos! Eram vermelhos,ruivos e tem alguns louros tambem.

remarkable hability of the vikings as goldsmith craftsmenI was really impressed with the beauty of their jewelery. They were expert goldsmiths showing all their expertise in wonderful and elaborated pieces.

Eu fiquei realmente impressionada com a beleza de suas joias. Eles eram ourives muito qualificados e mostram toda sua capacidade em maravilhosas e elaboradas pecas.

the heaviness of the swords of viking age in national museum of denmarkAgain, looking at heaviness of the swords, we can only imagine how big the warriors were. This sword is huge and heavy and it’s still in perfect conditions. Underneath a few instruments and the symbol of the Viking age.

De novo, observando o peso das espadas, podemos somente imaginar quao grandes os herois eram. Esta espada e’ enorme e pesada e ainda esta em perfeitas condicoes. Abaixo, alguns instrumentos e o simbolo da era viking.

Danish style royal residence in national museum of denmarkUpstairs you can visit the Danish renaissance collection. It’s wonderful with a great exposition of unique treasures and you can see how the royalty lived and thought. You cannot miss this too. As I said before, go with time and have a break in between at their super cool cafe’ and restaurant.

No andar de cima voce pode visitar a colecao renascentista. E’ maravilhosa com grande exposicao de tesouros unicos e voce pode ver como a realeza vivia e como pensava. Voce nao pode perder essa exposicao tambem. Como falei antes, va’ com tempo e tire uma pausa de vez em quando no cafe’ ou restaurante.

king crown at the national museum of denmarkThe collection is really unique with pieces in the complete Nordic style, very different from the ones I’m used to see in Italy or France and actually anywhere in the world. I love visiting this museum because I never get bored and every time I go, there’s always something new to see.

A colecao e’ realmente unica com pecas no completo estilo nordico, muito diferentes dos que eu jamais vi na Italia ou na Franca e na realidade nunca vi nada assim em nenhum lugar do mundo. Eu amo visitar esse museu porque eu nunca me canso ou fico entediada e todas as vezes que vou tem algo que nao vi anteriormente.

King's armor on his horse in national museum of denmarkThis knight on the horse with this wonderful armor is just amazing! It’s all real and it’s so huge! Impressive when you see it personally and not in a movie theater. Better this way that the knight is not fighting and looks really in a good mood.

Este cavalheiro com esta maravilhosa armadura e’ simplesmente incrivel! E’ tudo real e tudo tao grande! Impressionante quando voce ve tudo pessoalmente e nao no cinema. Melhor assim que o cavalheiro nao esta lutando e parece estar em bom humor.

Lord Siva in national museum od denmarkYes, this is Lord Shiva and He belongs to the most amazing and complete etymological collection in the world, in the National Museum of Denmark. People get really impressed from the perfection and the massive quantity of wonderful pieces that they gathered there. I always get overwhelmed with so much beauty and perfection and meticulous work from the Museum. Beyond imagination. The Icelandic collection is mind blowing! My favorites are of course the Indian and Chinese with pieces that I really love and feel lucky for the opportunity to get to see them… I feel only appreciation to the museum!

Sim, este e’ o Senhor Shiva e pertence ‘a mais incrivel e completa colecao etimologica do mundo, no Museu Nacional da Dinamarca. As pessoas ficam realmente impressionadas com a perfeicao e enorme quantidade de pecas maravilhosas que os arqueologos reuniram ali. u sempre fico sobregarregada de surpresa e prazer em ver o trabalho meticuloso do museu. Vai alem da imaginacao! A colecao da Islandia e’de fazer sua cabeca! Meus preferidos sao naturalmente a colecao indiana e a chinesa com pecas que realmente amo e me sinto muito afortunada com a oportunidade em ve-los… sinto somente gratidao pelo museu.

icelandic collection in national museum of denmarkIt’s just so beautiful and meticulously taken care that you feel the hard work behind all that. Many years collecting wonderful pieces for the public exhibition. Lovely!

E’ tao lindo e meticulosamente curado e voce pode sentir o duro trabalho atras de tudo isso. Muitos anos colecionando pecas maravilhosas para a exposicao ao publico. Lindo!

perfection of detailsin the chinese collection at national museum The perfection of the details is just impressive. The magnificent Chinese collection is something that you must see. Take your time and enjoy!

A perfeicao dos detalhes e’ impressionante. A magnifica colecao chinesa e’ algo que voce tem que ver. Dedique algum tempo e aproveite a visao!

viking souvenir at the shop in the national museum of denmarkIn the museum’s shop you will find many very interesting gifts for yourself and for your friends and family. For the kids they also have the viking’s customs, books, sweets, toys and many other super nice things. As I always say, I would love to continue writing and writing and showing and showing… yes, we continue with another post.

Na loja do museu voce encontrara’ muitas coisas curiosas e interessantes para presentear seus amigos e parentes. Para as criancas eles tem roupas vikings, livros, doces, brinquedos e muitas outras coisas. Como eu sempre dico, eu amaria ficar aqui falando e falando, mostrando e mostrando… sim, continuaremos em outro post.

viking books at the shop at the national museum of denmark   I see you soon with another super cool post from my beloved Copenhagen riding my black bike! Leave a comment and thank you all very much for the kindness!

Nos vemos logo com outro post super bacana da minha amadissima cidade de Copenhagen pedalando minha black bike! Deixe seu comentario e muito obrigada pelo seu carinho!

 

 

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      Renata Kristensen July 14, 2015 at 2:47 pm Reply

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