Rosendal Palace Open today 12.00-16.00

Rosendal Palace

Rosendal Palace on Djurgården in Stockholm is a unique document of the Swedish Empire style, also known as the Karl Johan style. Rosendal was a summer palace where members of the royal family could come to escape the formalities of courtly life in the city.

Rosendal Palace is located at the Djurgården hunting park and was built in the 1820s for King Karl XIV Johan, the first Bernadotte.

Rosendal was originally a summertime pleasure retreat. It has never been a residence in the modern sense of the word. It was merely intended as an escape from the formalities of court life at the Royal Palace.

One of the leading architects of the time, Fredrik Blom, received a royal commission to draw and build the palace building. The building was produced in the fashion of a prefabricated house.

The palace stands today largely as it did in Karl Johan's lifetime, which makes Rosendal a unique documentation of the European Empire style, in Sweden also known as the Karl Johan style.

During the summer months the palace is open to visitors for guided tours.

Photo: Raphael Stecksén/Royalpalaces.se

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