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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Jheniffer Sodré (2 years ago)
Beautiful place with a nice café to have fika!
Adrian Dewambrechies (2 years ago)
Such a beautiful place! We went for a quick hike in the area and bumped into this house. We were surprised to find such an ominous place in the middle of nowhere, with its views and majestic walls. It also has many cafés and restaurants by the north side, very convenient!
Patrick Harryson (2 years ago)
A beautiful place and great guide that was very good and passionate about the place you have to see it and the gardens are amazing it kind of feels like a small Versailles ?
Kristoffer Paulsson-Santander (2 years ago)
Lovely place for wedding photos. Stunning.
plomari69 (2 years ago)
Very pleasant atmosphere created by the Gunnebo mansion itself, a great example of late 18th century's neoclassisicm, the beautiful gardens, a fantastic restaurant and the orangery that is currently being built according to the original drawings by traditional handcrafters
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