Kyminkartano Manor

Kotka, Finland

The history of Kyminkartano estate starts around 1350, when Earl Erengisle Suneson acquired some farms around the branches of Kymijoki river. He donated the estate in 1370 to Seneschal Bo Jonsson Grip, who was one of the most powerful noblemen of the kingdom. Late Grip donated Kyminkartano to Vadstena Abbey.

King Gustav Vasa visited in Kyminkartano in 1555 and acquired it to the Crown. After Russia had conquered the area in the 18th century, the government redeemed most of the estate's property. The new main building was built in the 1790s and owned by Wrangel, Clayhills, Bruun and Naht families. Today Kyminkartano is privately owned and not open to the public.

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Founded: 1790s
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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