Gävle Castle

Gävle, Sweden

Gävle Castle is the northest one of so-called Vasa castles, built by Gustav Vasa of Sweden or his sons. The construction started in 1583 by the religious King John III of Sweden. The design was made by Willem Boy and the center of castle was a chapel. The castle was completed in 1597, five years after John's death.

In 1727 the chapel and the top floor were destroyed by fire. Gävle castle stayed damaged until 1741, when it was agreed to rebuilt. The current appearance dates from the design made by Carl Hårleman. In 1754 the reconstruction was complete.

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Founded: 1583-1597
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Early Vasa Era (Sweden)

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Stephen Burt (2 months ago)
Must be one of Europe's least impressive castles.
Petter Sander (14 months ago)
Vilket trevligt slott vi har i Gävle!
Cina Ramsell (2 years ago)
Fint
Ronny Westlund (2 years ago)
Vackert belägen vid gavleån
Axel Sundqvist (2 years ago)
Fint hus
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