Mariedal Castle was built in 1666. The splendid interior of the castle provides stucco ceiling and wainscoting. A magnificent portrait collection of the Sparrerska family is displayed there. The manor was called Sörbo and the valley upstream is still called Sörbo Valley. In the middle of the 17th century Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie acquired the manor. On these grounds the present castle with two wings was erected. The castle was named after Magnus Gabriel’s wife Maria Euphrosyne, the sister of King Karl X. It has been commonly assumed that Jean De la Valle was responsible for the design.

There are many obvious similarities between Mariedal and other structures designed by De la Valle, in particular the Riddarhuset (House of Knights) in Stockholm, however, there is yet no proof of any connection between the buildings. Mariedal is now owned by the Virgin family and is counted as one of Västergötland’s finest castles.

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Founded: 1666
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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Bo Björk (20 months ago)
Very beautiful castle.
Camilla Rexrell (22 months ago)
Most beautiful place in paradise Sweden. The castle is privately owned, closed to the public. There is a café, the waffle shop, in a scenic environment. Outdoor dining only. Open only in the summer, (see info about opening hours on FB) Very cheap and good. The coffee shop has a garage theme and a waffle with coffee = service with oil. Do you want ice cream to order a full service ??
Marta Martín Olmos (2 years ago)
Nice destination for a morning excursion. We will come back to try and visit the castle interiors.
Marta Eight (2 years ago)
Nice destination for a morning excursion. We will come back to try and visit the castle interiors.
Janne Lundgren (2 years ago)
Decent food no more
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