Kronovall Castle

Tomelilla, Sweden

The two-storey main building of Kronovall Castle was built originally in 1760. The present French Baroque style appearance date from the 1890s when the castle was renovated. Since 1991 Kronovall was owned by family Sparre. Today it is the office of local winery company and open by appointment.



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Founded: 1760
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: The Age of Liberty (Sweden)

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Ana Aurell (8 months ago)
Great food, fantastic, atmospheric environment with interesting history behind it
Caroline Johansson (8 months ago)
Beautiful surroundings and castle
Roxana Petre (9 months ago)
Out in the gardens for good pizza and beer. I will go back for sure some time.
Daniel Purtell (10 months ago)
Sitting here waiting for two pizzas to take-away. We have been waiting for 1 hour with a six month old baby, having just been informed that we have 10-15 minutes left to wait I've decided to write a review of the place now. I haven't eaten the pizza but I can promise you that it is not worth the wait. 155kr for the 'house' pizza and 185kr for the 'guest' is already wildly overpriced. Unfortunately I'm limited with a 1 star as the lowest I can mark this place. Do not come here. Support somewhere else.
André Trönnberg Lundin (2 years ago)
Stone over baked pizza, tastes well, but not a lot of options. We had their regular pizza and a "guest pizza" with potatoes and sour cream to choose from. Both were good, though a bit pricy at 155sek each. The oven can only do 3 pizzas at once, so if you have a larger party or if there are a lot of people, you will have to wait for a good 30+ minutes to get the first 3, which will be cold if you wait for the others to arrive before eating. You can also see a bit of art in the form of sculptures and paintings in and around the stable where the pizzas are served. Not somewhere I go often, but worth a stop if you are hungry and nearby during summer.
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