Talking about Nyhavn port is thinking about light and colour. This beautiful landmark, built in the XVII century, is located in Copenhagen, Denmark´s capital, and it´s one of the most picturesque points of interest in the city. It is well known, among other things, for being home of writer and poet Danish Hans Christian Andersen.

The new port -as indicated by the translation of it´s name- is surrounded by charming small hotels, bars, restaurants and private homes, being the oldest the one in number 9, built in 1661. The facades alternate different bright colours, bringing the sea close to the city for dropping the great Memorial Anchor (in Danish, Mindeankeret), a monument to the navy soldiers fallen during World War II, in Kongens Nytorv (King’s Square).

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nyhavn, Copenhagen, DenmarkNyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

Despite the cold and humid climate, typical of the Nordic countries, the city neighbours and curious tourists share a stop in one of the terraces in Nyhavn, ideal for drinking a good beer, taking advantage of the sun that illuminates this side of the port, preferably under the protection of a good blanket, as some of the locals usually do.

Text © Alicia Jiménez
Photos © Nano Calvo 

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