Swedish Skokloster Castle In the Baroque Style

King’s Hall in Skokloster Castle, Sweden

Steninge Palace, is called “Sweden’s most beautiful and perfect baroque building” Steninge, another palace located in Sweden stretches back to the 13th century. The palace has had countless owners; the Gyllenstierna (1649-1735) and von Fersen (1736-1839).  In 1667, Carl Gyllenstierna 1649-1723, inherited the Steninge estate from his mother. His close relationship with the queen allowed him to develop the Steninge estate and the beautiful areas around Mälaren.

In 1680 the well-known architect Nicodemus Tessin the Younger was asked to design the Palace which were completed in 1705. Tessin was strongly inspired by the Baroque architectural style of Italian and French castles. This castle has only a few very small pictures of the interior, so sadly the interior isn’t photographed at large and available to the public. Nicodemus Tessin designed Steninge Palace with a blend of the Italian and French Baroque style with Swedish taste.  It is said later that Tessin the Younger regarded Steninge Palace as his masterpiece.

Skokloster Castle is another castle in Sweden decorated in the Baroque styles, and is said to be one of the most important Baroque castles in Europe. Skokloster Castle was built as a residence between 1654 and 1676, when Sweden was a  great power. Even to 17th century people, the imposing white building with its corner towers made a fairytale, ancient impression.

Steninge Palace Photographed By Keith Samuelson.com

See Information on Steninge Palace Here

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Skokloster Hallway – Photo Credit Richard Aufreiter

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