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Gripsholm Castle

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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.[1] 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 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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Gripsholm Castle
Water view of the castle
General information
Architectural styleRenaissance
Town or cityMariefred
CountrySweden
Construction started1537
Completed1709
Design and construction
Architect(s)Henrik von Cöllen
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