La Sirenita (en danés Den lille havfrue) es una escultura de una sirena de bronce, que se encuentra en la ciudad de Copenhague. Realizado por el escultor danés Edvard Eriksen, se encuentra en el paseo de la costa Langelinie, en la bahía del Puerto de Copenhague, que desemboca al mar Báltico y próxima también al real palacio de Amalienborg, sobre unas rocas que se adentran en el mar. En la actualidad es el símbolo más prominente de la ciudad.
La estatua, instalada de forma permanente en Langelinie, el 23 de agosto de 1913, fue encargada en 1909 por el empresario cervecero Carl Jacobsen, hijo del fundador de Carlsberg, y donada a la ciudad de Copenhague. Con ella, Jacobsen quiso homenajear a la bailarina danesa Ellen Price, gran estrella del Ballet Real Danesa, quien había cosechado un gran éxito en el ballet basado en el cuento La sirenita, escrito por Hans Christian Andersen en 1837
Mimi Vill | ene. 23, 2018
LITERALLY, just a little mermaid, but for respect this is a MUST and so adorable. If you like to exercise in the morning, try to visit this place early, so you avoid the crowd and get a nice shot of the mermaid. You wont spend more than a minute there. After that you can walk around the area to see other places, so it is worth visiting.
Magi Computers | nov. 21, 2017
Plot summary The Little Mermaid dwells in an underwater kingdom with her widowed father (the sea king or Mer-King), her dowager grandmother, and her five older sisters, each of whom had been born one year apart. When a mermaid turns fifteen, she is permitted to swim to the surface for the first time to glimpse the world above, and when the sisters become old enough, each of them visits the upper world one at a time every year. As each returns, the Little Mermaid listens longingly to their various descriptions of the world inhabited by human beings. When the Little Mermaid's turn comes, she rises up to the surface, watches a birthday celebration being held on a ship in honor of a handsome prince, and falls in love with him from a safe distance. A violent storm hits, sinking the boat, and the Little Mermaid saves the prince from drowning. She delivers him unconscious to the shore near a temple. Here, she waits until a young woman from the temple and her ladies in waiting find him. To her dismay, the prince never sees the Little Mermaid or even realizes that it was she who had originally saved his life. The Little Mermaid becomes melancholy and asks her grandmother if humans can live forever. The grandmother explains that humans have a much shorter lifespan than a mermaid's 300 years, but that when mermaids die, they turn to sea foam and cease to exist, while humans have an eternal soul that lives on in heaven. The Little Mermaid, longing for the prince and an eternal soul, visits the Sea Witch in a dangerous part of the ocean. The witch willingly helps her by selling her a potion that gives her legs in exchange for her tongue and beautiful voice, and she warns her that once she becomes a human, she will never be able to return to the sea. Consuming the potion will make her feel as if a sword is being passed through her body, yet when she recovers, she will have two human legs and will be able to dance like no human has ever danced before. However, she will constantly feel as if she is walking on sharp knives. In addition, she will obtain a soul only if she wins the love of the prince and marries him, for then a part of his soul will flow into her. Otherwise, at dawn on the first day after he marries someone else, the Little Mermaid will die with a broken heart and dissolve into sea foam upon the waves. After she agrees to the arrangement, the Little Mermaid swims to the surface near the prince's palace and drinks the potion. She is found by the prince, who is mesmerized by her beauty and grace, even though she is considered mute by everyone in the kingdom. Most of all, he likes to see her dance, and she dances for him despite suffering excruciating pain with every step. Soon, the Little Mermaid becomes the prince's favorite companion and accompanies him on many of his outings. When the prince's parents encourage their son to marry the neighboring princess in an arranged marriage, the prince tells the Little Mermaid he will not because he does not love the princess. He goes on to say he can only love the young woman from the temple, who he believes rescued him. It turns out that the princess from the neighboring kingdom is the temple girl. The prince declares his love for her, and the royal wedding is announced at once.
Stuart Parker | feb. 20, 2018
You have to go on quite a trek to get out to see the little mermaid and also battle the artic winds in the winter. It is not the most glamorous statue and would say you have not missed out if you skipped going to see it. But I feel it is something worth seeing just so you can talk to fellow travelers how pants it was.
peter howse | ene. 25, 2018
Fair enough it's something to see, but don't expect too much. In reality it's a bronze sculpture on the edge of a harbour surrounded by tourists taking snapshots. It is what it is, worth a look if you're doing a tour of the city.
Lavinia Chiper | ene. 20, 2018
Since it's the landmark of the city it's nice too see it but nothing special of course. Always crowed by tourists even during bad weather.. The area around its very nice. We took the city bikes to visit it and we enjoyed the little tour around the area.
Trevin Chui | abr. 4, 2018
It is one of the most famous fairytale from Andersen. The story of little mermaid was very heartbreaking to everyone who heard from their young age. This is simple but dramatic story which is telling people that forgiving and generous will reward you something unexpected goodness. This Little Mermaid statue is the label of Andersen as well as Denmark to be eulogized over the world. However, the head of the statue of always got damaged by the tourist. Hence, the original statue was stored in somewhere else and the shown statue was also displayed in many different locations too.
Devin Kanzler | mar. 30, 2018
Okay I'm being salty about this, but it was really cold and not worth the long walk. It's probably much better when the wind chill isn't nearing the negatives, but we were the ones who made the bad decision to come in winter. There is a cool area next to the mermaid so at least there is more than the statue. Lots of people taking pictures.
Con Stroulios | mar. 21, 2018
The little mermaid, sculpture, great piece of art in honour of Hans Christian Anderson. Sitting atop of the rock nothing else around, just this life size bronze girl. To get to this place you can take a tour or venture out on a local bus, and then walk about 500 meters enjoying the coast along the way.
Michelle Louise | mar. 10, 2018
Like a speck in the ocean. Smaller then I ever expected. But lovely sculpture. It kinda does be hard to take a photo of it cause you've lots of tourist swinging out of it! But nice to say you saw it.
Eric Oh | abr. 7, 2018
It’s something to see just to say you ve seen it. Beautiful sculpture but nothing much else around that area and it’s quite a walk to get to it. Hoards of tourists taking snaps as the hop on hop off bus stops there.
Maurice Kwok | abr. 20, 2018
It was my second time to view this Denmark and Copenhagen icon in June 2017 in Copenhagen. The first time I saw it was in Beijing Expo in May 2010. No matter what people said anything negative about the statue, how she was damaged by tourists, by local Danish, and by weather, I still love seeing it, especially in Copenhagen. I could see it for two hours withing tiring. Forget how many times she lost her head, arm, and covered by paint, just pause, have a deep breath, stare at it, close your eyes, and see her again. Don't take too many pictures with your camera, and forget seeing her with your eyes. See it slowly, feel it, sense it, and praise for this Denmark's world-famous Little Mermaid statue!!! Hallelujah!!! From Toronto, Canada.
Bridget Whelan | may. 9, 2018
It was a beautiful walk over to the sculpture. Other sculptures in the area as well. It was pretty crowded and hard to get a good look/pics without hanging around for a bit for the crowds to leave
Olivier Behets | abr. 20, 2018
Finally we made it to visit the statue of the little mermaid after hearing so much about it. We weren't wildly impressed by it but it was still a nice visit especially as the weather was hot and we took a long walk in the park eating ice cream. Worth a visit on a warm day!
Satish Chandran | may. 24, 2018
Most popular and as someone else mentioned, the most photographed statue in Copenhagen and probably beyond. This piece of metal seems to attract a lot many people, mainly tourists. Good place for a catch up with friends. Make shift coffee carts visible. No entry fee. Ample parking space available close by. Must see icon.
Nemo Ashen | jun. 3, 2018
One of the most popular icons in Copenhagen, created after the fairytale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen. The place is often crawling with tourists, and is a must see if you are going around sightseeing. There are also a couple of other things worth seeing nearby, so you can easily spend a whole day in the area.
Stone Mahula | jun. 5, 2018
Amazing masterpiece in the middle of Copenhagen. There’s a lot of nice places around to visit and discover as well... the little mermaid is always surrounded with tourists so expect to spend at least 10min before being able to take your selfie. Enjoy!
Simon Wiese Thomsen | may. 21, 2018
The most photographed tourist attraction in Copenhagen. Prepare to be underwhelmed. It will be smaller than expected. Remember it is called the little mermaid, not the giant sea girl! At low tide you can get all the way out beside her. Enjoy the walk along the water front along Langelinie. The ice cream around here are pricey!
Gyöngyi Gábor | jun. 2, 2018
She is lovely. The walk to her in the harbour through the Kastellet is well worth. Modern but picturesque background. I do not understand the complaints about her size. She is pretty. :)
The | jul. 6, 2018
Took awhile to walk to the statue from central station but there are lots of ways to get to here (buses and etc) other than walking. The long walk was worth it though, passed through some pretty lovely places. The statue is beautiful, and if you get the right angle makes for a cool photo with the sea/canal in the background. Lots of tourist/visitors around but it’s to be expected. There are toilets nearby and refreshments so no need to worry about being far away from any amenities.
Elise M | jul. 9, 2018
The statue of the Little Mermaid is based on the story by Denmark’s Hans Christian Andersen. The statue is smaller than I expected and extremely popular but definitely still worth seeing because of its notoriety. Plenty of places to sit by the water and enjoy a nice day. There’s a place selling ice cream and also toilets not too far away.
Derek Brereton | jun. 28, 2018
Please like if my review helps👍 The little mermaid has become such an iconic figure that visiting her is a must, however the figure is quite small and a little bit of a disappointment in that respect. The walk we took to get there is however very picturesque and interesting and so the whole experience is worth any effort. Plenty going on and very very busy with other tourists.
Mehmet Akif Demircan | jul. 3, 2018
Not the best picture you can take on a sunny day where lots of tourists are swarmed over a rock. You have to wait in the queue to take a picture next to it (there is a tight space which doesn’t make it comfortable to wait). The surface is slippery and i have actually seen people falling. There is a risk of people finding themselves in the sea if they don’t take care when approaching. The mermaid is small and there is nothing special about it. However, the sea and the landmarks around it on your way there is amazing. Don’t go just to see the mermaid.
Ana Thereza Vasconcellos | jul. 10, 2018
The little mermaid is a little statue, but really pretty. For all the story behind and the importance of Hans Christian Andersen in the history of storytelling, it's worth visiting this statue and its beautiful surroundings. A lot of people gather around the little mermaid to get a picture with it, so I'd recommend not expecting a solitary photo. There are colourful flowers nearby and a pretty well built big fountain. It's a must go for all who visit Copenhagen.
Dean Brickland | jul. 11, 2018
Interesting story on a plaque nearby. Very small and widely considered to be the most overrated thing in Europe. I can see why. I like the story of the statue but the statue is boring. Too small. Overrun with tourists which is usually a good sign for attractions but all of these things take away from the experience. I read about the little mermaid before I went to see it so I was prepared so I wasn't too disappointed. I knew what to expect. I would advise people to have this on their list of things to see but keep it near the bottom as a "if we have some time leftover" kind of thing. Definitely don't go out of your way to see it.
Vera Brocchieri | jul. 30, 2018
The little Mermaid. I was super surprised for the best when i first saw her. Firstly, the place: so freaking beautiful; I thought it was smaller and along the city center; on the contrary, it took me about 20 minutes of walk from where I was staying (Nyhavn, Bedwood Hostel). 20 of the most beautiful minutes of my life. I totally enjoyed the ride as I enjoyed the sight! So, I recommend you, wherever you may find yourself, please go by feet till the Little Mermaid. Copenhagen must be seen walking or riding a bicycle. As soon as I reached the place I found myself in somewhere where sky and earth were just one thing. Of course, I didn’t appreciate this much the smokes from the factories at one part of the horizon, but you may always switch point of view to see at your best the Little One. Highly recommended.
Sanath Kumar | jul. 23, 2018
As the name says its a LITTLE mermaid.. But a long walk towards it - is worth. It is a beautiful place to spend an hour with loved ones here.. The walk towards it is more than a kilo meter and will be beautiful when you have a camera or loved ones.
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