Gripsholm Castle, Mariefred

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Gripsholm Castle (Swedish: Gripsholms slott) is a castle in Mariefred, Södermanland, Sweden. It is located by lake Mälaren in south central Sweden, in the municipality of Strängnäs, about 60 km west of Stockholm. Since Gustav Vasa, Gripsholm has belonged to the Swedish Royal Family and was used as one of their residences until the 18th century. It is now a museum, but it is still considered to be a palace at the disposal of the King and as such it is part of the Crown palaces in Sweden.
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  • A very pleasant park/lake shore area surrounds the castle and complements the rather intense historical experience inside the castle.  more »
  • This is a beautiful, stately castle, in the small, quaint town of Mariefred. But be prepared for the treasure that's inside. The huge bounty of dramatic portraits of historical figures, from Sweden...  more »
  • Really nice little castle, go in the morning just after it opens for more space and ability to move around without the crowds. There is a little jetty just outside the castle which is great to take some breakfast, watch the fishing and the boats go by. There is also a great little town just by with plenty of places to eat and enjoy.
  • Had an excellent tour ending in a beautiful theatre from the 1700s which is part of the building. Lots of history and interesting portraits capturing the some of the spirit of times past. Recommended!

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