Palaces, manors and town halls in Denmark

Gyldenholm Manor

The history of the Gyldenholm estate dates back to 1774, when Antvorskov Ryttergods was sold on auction. Anders Dinesen acquired two parcels, Gimlinge and Lystager, and constructed a new manor house which was named Gyldenholm. In 1800, the estate was sold by Anders Dinesen"s son and over the following decades it changed hands several times. In 1862 Gyldenholm was acquired by Charles Adolph Denis de Neergaard, who alr ...
Founded: 1863-1864 | Location: Slagelse, Denmark

Jomfruens Egede Manor

Jomfruens Egede manor house owes its current appearance to Sophie Amalie Moth who in the late 18th century altered it with the assistance of Caspar Frederik Harsdorff and Joseph Christian Lillie. The National Museum of Denmark has described it as possibly the finest example from the period. Jomfruens Egede traces its history back to 1346 when it was owned by Uffe Pedersen Neb, a loyal supporter of King Valdemar IV, and k ...
Founded: 1790s | Location: Faxe, Denmark

Krengerup

Krengerup is a Neoclassical manor house located near Glamsbjerg. The first references to Krengerup are from 1514 but the estate seems to be older. Since 1770, it has belonged to the Rantzau family. It was the principal property on a large estate which included Søholm and Brahesholm. In 1590, Gabriel Knudsen Akeleye built a thatched half-timbered house on the site of today"s mansion. The property exchanged hands seve ...
Founded: 1783 | Location: Glamsbjerg, Denmark

Lerchenborg Manor

The Lerchenborg estate was established as Østrupgård in 1704 from land that used to belong to Kalundborg Castle. In 1742 it was acquired by general Christian Lerche (1692-1757). The large estate included 7 manors, 13 churches and extensive woodlands, taking in practically all of Kalundborg Amt. Lerche constructed a new seat on the estate, probably assisted by Nicolai Eigtved, Denmark"s leading architect ...
Founded: 1743 | Location: Kalundborg, Denmark

Knuthenborg Manor

Knuthenborg is a manor house originally known as Årsmarke. It was first mentioned in 1372 and owned by the Urne family from 1527. Under King Frederick III, Cornelius Pederson Lerche was granted ownership of the estate in 1667. In 1677, his daughter Sister Lerche married the Mecklenberg nobleman Christoffer von Knuth who, on inheriting Aarsmarke, did much to improve it through extensions and increased prosperity. In ...
Founded: 1866 | Location: Bandholm, Denmark

Egeløkke Manor

Egeløkke estate was first time mentioned in 1426. The current manor house was built in 1845-1846 and enlarged in 1890. It is a private property and not open to the public.
Founded: 1845-1846 | Location: Tranekær, Denmark

Egholm Palace

The first written record of Egholm estate dates back to 1405, but the oldest building (today a magazine) dates from the 1200s. It was probably a keep built to the highest part. The current neo-classical main building was constructed in 1841 by Wolfgang von Haffner. Today Egholm is a museum.
Founded: 1841 | Location: Kirke Hyllinge, Denmark

Søholt Manor

Søholt estate was first time mentioned in 1389. The current main building dates from 1804 and it was restored in 1853. The pavilion from 1822 has been survived.
Founded: 1804 | Location: Maribo, Denmark

Knabstrup Manor

Knabstrup is one of the oldest manor houses in Denmark. It is first mentioned in 1288 when it was confiscated from Niels Henriksen, a member of the Hvide dynasty, for his participation in the murder of Eric V in 1286. Nothing is known about the earliest building but in 1460 Iver Axelsen Thott, who then owned the property, began constructing a complex similar to Lilø Manor in Scania which he also owned. The estate ...
Founded: 1861 | Location: Regstrup, Denmark

Kongsdal Manor

Kongsdal (previously Tygestrup) is an old farmhouse, first mentioned in 1180. In that year, the bishop of Absalon gave it to the Sorø Abbey. About 1280, the farmhouse was called Tygestrup. Around 1588, the four wing main building was started. In 1598, the west wing was built. The structure became known as Kongsdal in 1669. A large restoration took place in 1880. In 1846, the estate became the inheritance of Jacob ...
Founded: c. 1588 | Location: Mørkøv, Denmark

Nysø Manor

Nysø Manor was built in 1673 for Jens Lauridsen. It was the first manor house in Denmark to be designed in the Baroque style. It is built in red brick and sandstone with a red-tiled roof and a granite plinth as a foundation. Nysø is thought to be the work of master builder Ewert Janssen who probably also built Charlottenborg Palace in Copenhagen shortly afterwards. The house consists of a main wing with 11 ...
Founded: 1673 | Location: Praesto, Denmark

Rosenfeldt Manor

Rosenfeldt estate was founded by Baron Reinhard von Iselin, a prosperous, Swiss-born landowner, who in 1774 acquired the land when the Crown sold Vordingborg Cavalry District by auction. From 1776 to 1777 he constructed a large farm complex around an octagonal courtyard with the assistance of the architect Christian Joseph Zuber. Iselin's daughter, Anna Elizabeth, inherited Rosenfeldt in 1781. In 1777 she had married the ...
Founded: 1868-1870 | Location: Vordingborg, Denmark

Torbenfeldt Castle

The origin of the name Torbemfeldt is unclear but it may refer to Torben Nielsen (died 1310) who was married to a sister of Marsk Stig"s first wife. Torbensfeldt is first mentioned in 1377. Early owners include members of the noble Moltke, Gøye and Brahe families. In 1668 the estate was acquired by King Frederick III who renamed it Frydendal. The king died in 1670 and his son Prince George ceded the estate to ...
Founded: 1577 | Location: Mørkøv, Denmark

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Royal Palace of Olite

The Palace of the Kings of Navarre of Olite was one of the seats of the Court of the Kingdom of Navarre, since the reign of Charles III 'the Noble' until its conquest by Castile (1512). The fortification is both castle and palace, although it was built more like a courtier building to fulfill a military function.

On an ancient Roman fortification was built during the reign of Sancho VII of Navarre (13th century) and extended by his successors Theobald I and Theobald II, which the latter was is installed in the palace in 1269 and there he signed the consent letter for the wedding of Blanche of Artois with his brother Henry I of Navarre, who in turn, Henry I since 1271 used the palace as a temporary residence. This ancient area is known as the Old Palace.

Then the palace was housing the Navarrese court from the 14th until 16th centuries, Since the annexation (integration) of the kingdom of Navarre for the Crown of Castile in 1512 began the decline of the castle and therefore its practically neglect and deterioration. At that time it was an official residence for the Viceroys of Navarre.

In 1813 Navarrese guerrilla fighter Espoz y Mina during the Napoleonic French Invasion burned the palace with the aim to French could not make forts in it, which almost brought in ruin. It is since 1937 when architects José and Javier Yarnoz Larrosa began the rehabilitation (except the non-damaged church) for the castle palace, giving it back its original appearance and see today. The restoration work was completed in 1967 and was paid by the Foral Government of Navarre.