Tessin Palace is a baroque town house located in Gamla Stan, the old town in central Stockholm. The mansion was constructed between 1694 and 1700 by architect Nicodemus Tessin the Younger. The building was inherited by Tessin's son Carl Gustaf Tessin who had to sell it in 1750 for financial reasons. The palace later became property of the crown and has been used as residence for the Over Governor and later Governor of Stockholm County.

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Founded: 1694-1700
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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Peder Oscarsson (2 years ago)
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Jan Öqvist (2 years ago)
A remarkable building designed by the same architect that draw the Royal Castle. It is not always open to the public as it is the residence to the Mayor of Stockholm. But is open on certain occasions mainly for tourists to watch the trompe l'oeil inner court yard.
Patric Hillerudh (5 years ago)
Var på en liten konsert här. En barockoperett. Vi hade strålande väder och trädgården var mycket fin.
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