Rosendals Slott


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King Karl XIV Johan's summer retreat, this light yellow building with grey pillars is designed in the Empire style, its wall paintings and decorative scheme reflecting the king's military background. The cotton fabric around the dining room is pleated to resemble an officer's tent, and the frieze in the Red Salon shows the Norse god Odin's victory over the frost giants. The fable of Eros and Psyche is told on the beautifully painted domed ceiling in the Lantern Room. The palace was designed by Fredrik Blom, who also created the Historiska Museet and Skeppsholm church; it was prefabricated in Norrmalm then shipped out to Djurgården in pieces. Karl Johan always remained a Frenchman at heart: he never ate Swedish food and sometimes forced his less fragrant guests to wash their hands in cologne. The 45-minute tour offered in summer is the only way to see the inside of the palace.

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Rosendals Slott details


Area Stockholm

Transport Bus 44, 47, 69.

Telephone 402 61 30

Rosendals Slott website

Open (by guided tour only) June-Aug noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Tue-Sun.

Admission 60kr; 25kr concessions; free under-7s. Free with SC.

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