The picturesque Nyhavn area or “New Port” is not only one of the most famous corners of Copenhagen but also one of the most beautiful. These docks were built in the 17th century, originally it was a place for merchants, sailors and prostitutes, but nowadays it is populated with restaurants, souvenir shops and especially tourists. You can also take a walk through the boats that cross its channels and thus have a unique perspective.
One of the must-sees in the Danish capital is without a doubt visiting the free city of Christiania. An area of the city that is self-governed by its residents and is considered independent of Denmark itself. You can visit it on your own or on one of the tours that walk along its streets, but remember that it is totally forbidden to take photos inside the neighborhood and it is something that the inhabitants carry in a quite strict way.
Whether you are a true architecture lover or a simple admirer, visiting this state-of-the-art building is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Copenhagen. Nicknamed The Blox, this is a complex of living, office and museum spaces. Inside we can see an interactive sample for all ages where we will see the most emblematic buildings of this Scandinavian country, as well as the history of the architects who designed them.
If you want to get one of the best views in all of Copenhagen, you cannot miss the experience of going up to the viewpoint of the Church of San Salvador. This temple built in 1696 stands out from the rest of the city for its large tower, which reaches about 90 meters high. The last meters of the tower are accessible through an open-air spiral staircase, which is not suitable for those who suffer from vertigo, but without a doubt gives us 360-degree views of the city, which are simply impressive.
This old 17th century palace is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Copenhagen. Built as a summer residence for the Danish monarchy, this Renaissance-style palace is surrounded by a large moat of water and magnificent gardens. Adjacent to it is the magnificent Copenhagen Botanical Garden, another place worth taking a leisurely stroll through this park to the edge of a lake.
Roller coasters, bumper cars, carousels, fairground games and beautiful gardens are just some of the things that we will be able to see in this old amusement park that opened its doors in 1843. This was the grandfather of modern amusement parks and inside we can see buildings with very different architectural styles, which are inspired by places in the world as far away as the Middle East or Japan.