The Gunnebo estate consists of a main building from the end of the 18th century, built by John Hall, and drawn by city architect Carl Wilhelm Carlberg in a Neoclassical architecture. Gunnebo has one of Sweden's finest and best preserved baroque gardens. The 18th century interior was recreated in the 1950s, when Mölndal Municipality bought the estate. The last private owner, Mrs. Hilda Sparre, died in 1948. Several original furnishings were brought back to Gunnebo during the 20th century.

Both king Gustav III of Sweden and Marie Thérèse of France visited the Hall family at Gunnebo. King Gustav V visited Hilda Sparre at the House in the early 20th century. In June 2001 guests of the EU-summit in Gothenburg, among whom United States president George W Bush, visited Gunnebo House.

The parks are open to the public and the interior of the House can be seen with a guided tour. Guided tours are offered for visitors the year around and there is also a shop and a restaurant. Every summer, an open air theatre is held in the gardens.

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Founded: 18th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Sweden
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Sweden)

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Gavin Roberts (19 months ago)
Pretty house in a lovely setting with the most amazing cafe. The buffet lunch was exceptional. The best food we had whilst we were staying in Gothenburg.
Petra A N (2 years ago)
Beautiful place with great walking paths and a lake nearby. Very nice gift shop and cafe. Recommended
Giuseppe Moschetti (2 years ago)
Located close to the beautiful lake Rådasjön. Very nice for a relaxing walk
Алена Вишина (2 years ago)
Lovely place, the house itself is not large (and you can get in only on a guided tour several times a day) but the grounds around are really beautiful, a must see (especially during summer and fall time). The cafe serves good food and a nice selection of cakes;)
Lisa Svenningsson (2 years ago)
Beautiful settings, lovely to take a walk in the park. Nice Cafe with homegrown produce. Tours available, and they have market days occasionally. Good website.
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