Tynnelsö estate was first mentioned in 1282. Since 1306 it belonged to the Diocese of Strängnäs. During the 1490s bishop Kort Rogge built the first stone castle and the first floor is still the original. In 1522 Tynnelsö was acquired by Gustav Vasa and it belonged to the royal family until 1636, but was again later returned to the crown (during the Great Reduction in 1681). The current square-formed castle was built to the present appearance in the 1590s. In the 18th century Tynnelsö castle was abandoned and left to decay. The major restoration was made in 1826-1827.
Today the castle is closed due the restoration, which should be started in future. The surrounding garden includes lot of lime trees and a villa built in 1876.References:
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens. It was built in 161 AD by the Athenian magnate Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife, Aspasia Annia Regilla. It was originally a steep-sloped theater with a three-story stone front wall and a wooden roof made of expensive cedar of Lebanon timber. It was used as a venue for music concerts with a capacity of 5,000. It lasted intact until it was destroyed and left in ruins by the Heruli in 267 AD.
The audience stands and the orchestra (stage) were restored using Pentelic marble in the 1950s. Since then it has been the main venue of the Athens Festival, which runs from May through October each year, featuring a variety of acclaimed Greek as well as International performances.