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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Marta Martín Olmos (8 months ago)
Nice destination for a morning excursion. We will come back to try and visit the castle interiors.
Janne Lundgren (12 months ago)
Decent food no more
Jörgen Nilsson (13 months ago)
Be there and eat waffles
Mathilda Lückner (15 months ago)
Beautiful castle in wonderful environment, well worth a visit.
Roger Hjelm (2 years ago)
Wonderful environment
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