Taking a look at Drottningholm Palace; Brittani Barger; Royal Central

Sweden – Royal Domain of Drottningholm

The private residence of the Swedish Royal Family, Drottningholm Palace, was built in the 1600s and is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The Swedish Monarchy says that it is the “most well-preserved royal castle built in the 1600s in Sweden and at the same time is representative of all European architecture for the period.” It has been the family’s private home since 1981 and is guarded by Swedish military officers.

Drottningholm Palace, located on an island in Lake Mälar, was influenced by French architecture; it was built by the architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder at the request of Queen Hedvig Eleonora. Since then, other royals have left their mark on the palace with the ever changing styles throughout history with Queen Lovisa Ulrika and King Gustav III as two of the most prominent.

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