Tyresö Palace

Tyresö, Sweden

The construction of the Tyresö palace began in the 1620s by the Riksdrots Gabriel Oxenstierna and completed in 1636. He also constructed the nearby Tyresö Church, which was inaugurated with his own burial in 1641.

The palace was inherited by Maria Sofia De la Gardie in 1648, who had married Gustaf Gabrielsson Oxenstierna, nephew of Swedish Regent and Lord High Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna. Both her and her husband's family were extremely wealthy. Maria Sofia resided in Tyresö Palace, from where she managed her estates around Baltic Sea.

During 1770s the palace was modernized and the first English garden in Sweden was created. Planned by the garden architect Fredrik Magnus Piper, it is a mixture of an English park, a Swedish flowery meadow and picture out of a fairy tale - with the ancient forest as its ultimate source. The natural-appearing large-scale landscape gardens still exist today.

Today Tyresö Palace is a museum. Marquis Claes Lagergren had purchased Tyresö Palace in 1892. Assisted by architect Isak Gustaf Clason, the Marquis rebuilt the castle, inspired by original drawings from the 17th century. The Marquis wanted the castle kept as a living document of Swedish history. He rebuilt large parts of the castle in a national romantic style. The marquis died in 1930, and in his will left Tyresö Palace to a museum foundation, the Nordic Museum (Nordiska museet). Today the Nordic Museum owns the castle, and it is open for guided tours during the summer.

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Tyresö Slott, Tyresö, Sweden
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Founded: 1620-1636
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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Violet Westphal (7 months ago)
I love the atmosphere of Tyresö Castle. A perfect place for my daily routine in walking.?‍♀️?‍♂️?‍♀️?‍♂️
Birgitta Timmers (8 months ago)
Went to the Christmas market which was not worth the 80 sek entrance fee…the grounds are stunning. The restaurants in the castle which are usually nice were overwhelmed by the unusual number of people
Erik C. Brunnegård (13 months ago)
A beautiful castle with a breathtaking history and stunning views. Don't miss the cafeteria shop or the restaurant nearby.
Mattias Ferling (15 months ago)
Excellent place, lovely lemon pie and wonderful service minded staff
Lorna Ernst (16 months ago)
Beautiful gardens, stunning views. Clean toilets and access to various eateries
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