The Botanisk Have (Botanical Garden), on the west side of Kongens Have, is dotted with greenhouses and rare plants. The neighbouring Statens Museum for Kunst holds a vast collection of art, from minor Picassos to major works by Matisse and Titian – although it’s the light, spacious architecture of its new wing that steals the show. Across the park on Stockholmsgade, Den Hirschsprungske Samling (The Hirschsprung Collection) holds a collection of twentieth-century Danish art, including work by the Skagen artists, renowned for their use of light.

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