24h in Copenhagen

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2 posts in a week! WHAT IS GOING ON?! Don’t worry, I am not going crazy… As I didn’t post anything the first week of January, I though I would make a balance and post twice this week.

So what is it about this 24h thing right? I got this idea a long time ago and I thought it was about time to write about it. Copenhagen is absolutely stunning. I had always wanted to visit it, and last summer I actually had the chance to do so. Traveling can be pretty expensive, and as a student, I don’t get a lot of income but still want to explore the world. 

As I have just mentioned, I am student, which means that if I want to travel is either during breaks (which is pretty expensive because everyone is able to travel during those dates so flights are hella expensive) or during the weekends. 

This year, I am determined to explore one city every one or two months during the weekend, that means I have 24h in total to try to visit as many interesting and important places as I can. I thought it would be great to write the places I go to just in case any of you reading this right now is also a student, and maybe needs some help trying to find the best places to visit. 

In this 24h post is going to be about Copenhagen. I am not there right now (because of exams, yay), but I have visited it recently so maybe it is the way to start. One of the advantages of Copenhagen is that is not a super big city, and you have a lot of public transport to move around anyways. Let’s jump into it!

  • Nyhavn. I feel like a great way to start exploring the city is through the Nyhavn, this is one of the most famous canals and you will recognize it by its colorful houses that follow along the canal.  Right next to the canal, there’s the Charlottenborg Slot, which is currently a contemporary art museum (for those art lovers out there).

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  • Strøget (from Østeryade until Volga street). If you follow the Nyhavn, you will eventually find the Strøget, which are peatonal streets that mix beautiful buildings with boutiques (for my shopping lovers out there). But all in all the buildings are absolutely incredible, and if you follow the not so busy streets, you will end up finding the heaven of restaurant as I called it. It’s a tiny little street full of restaurants (Italian, Mexican, Greek…), and all of their menus look delicious (I ended up in the Italian one, SO. GOOD.)
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  • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotec. I am a huge art lover, so every time I travel, I try to go to art museums (classic and neoclassic art sucker). The Carlsberg is absolutely stunning and if you love classic & neoclassical art, that will be your heaven. 

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  • Christiansborg Slot. The current Danish parlament. The building speaks for itself, no words needed to describe it. 
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  • Kastellet. It is a fortress from the 17th century. It has a windmill, a church… It is absolutely beautiful You can walk around the gardens it has, and you get a stunning view from Copenhagen.
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  • Mermaid. How could we forgot about one of the most famous emblems of Copenhagen. I have to be honest, it was difficult to actually find it, as it is pretty far away from the city center (I thought it would be near the Nyhavn tbh). Although you have to walk a bit (not if you are near Kastellet). Maybe you have to fight a bit with other tourist to get a nice picture of it, but it’s worth it.
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DISCLAIMER: Things to visit really depend on every person’s interest. I love art and architecture so when I visit a city, I focus a lot on cute streets with gorgeous buildings (even if the streets are full of shops), museums, and palaces. Maybe others will prefer theme parks, natural parks, just shops… so you can do whatever you feel suit your preferences better. I am not trying in any way, shape or form tell you wat you have to visit. This is just a recommendation.


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