Waldemarsudde Palace

Stockholm, Sweden

Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde is a museum located on Djurgården in central Stockholm. It was the former home of the Swedish Prince Eugen, who discovered the place in 1892, when he rented a house there for a few days. Seven years later he bought the premises and had a new house designed by the architect Ferdinand Boberg, who also designed Rosenbad (the Prime Minister's Office and the Government Chancellery), and erected 1903–1904.

Prince Eugen had been educated as a painter in Paris and after his death the house was converted to a museum of his own and others paintings. The prince died in 1947 and is buried by the beach close to the house.

The complex consists of a castle-like main building completed in 1905, and the Gallery Building, added in 1913. The estate also includes the original manor-house building, known as the Old House and an old linseed mill, both dating back to the 1780s. The estate is set in parkland which features centuries-old oak trees and reflects the prince's interest for gardening and flower arrangement. The Art Nouveau interior, including the tiled stoves, by Boberg are designed in a Gustavian style and makes good use of both the panoramic view of the inlet to Stockholm and the light resulting from the elevated location of the building.

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Andrea Moro (17 months ago)
Very nice walk in this front "seashore" park. Ideally for charging back the batteries. I guess that during the summer is much better.
Michael Tamvakis (2 years ago)
A delightful house/museum with lots of paintings and a nice café nearby. A bit difficult to get to, unless you time the tour boat well or be prepared to walk a bit. Well worth a visit though.
Michael Barnes (2 years ago)
A great museum with not only beautiful art, but a beautiful ambiance within an old mansion surrounded by beautiful grounds. The house itself is fascinating with great information on the owner and his collections, followed by a great collection of Nordic art spanning lots of artists and genres. It's a great place to spend 1-2 hours if in the area and offers a unique and different experience from the major museums on the island.
Blandine Lamaison (2 years ago)
Love Swedish art. Some exhibitions are better than others. Nordic painting was a bit disappointing. I was expecting to see some Norwegian art too. But the place is fab
Cecilia Nakeva von Mentzer (2 years ago)
Lovely place with strong historical foundation. I have visited the exhibition of Sigrid Hjertén twice and we have eaten in the Prince restaurant and seen his home - beautiful paintings and flowers. The Prince Eugene oak sadly is struck by disease this year which makes you wonder about how environmentally well the wood is. Highly recommended to visit!
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