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Lacko Slott, Lidkoping

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
Läckö Castle is a medieval castle in Sweden. Läckö Castle is best known as Magnus de la Gardie's magnificent castle on the shores of Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden.Brynolf Algotsson, Bishop of Skara, laid the foundations for a fortified castle in 1298 originally as a fort that consisted of two or three houses surrounded by a wall. After a fire during the 1470s, the fort was expanded by bishop Brynolf Gerlachsson.After the reformation in 1527, King Gustav Vasa took possession. Field Marshal Jacob Pontusson De la Gardie was granted the property in 1615. Field Marshal de la Gardie embarked on an extensive building spree, including the third floor of the keep. The portal to the main courtyard was added during his period, as were the frescos depicting people and winding plants found in niches, stairwells and the rooms on the third floor. In 1654, Count Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie initiated immense construction projects at Läckö. A fourth floor was built in the main building and a number of artists were hired to decorate the walls and ceilings of the castle.Läckö Castle is a national monument and has been managed by the National Property Board since 1993. The National Property Board, the Foundation of Läckö Castle and the National Museum of Fine Arts work together to maintain and furnish the castle in the style of the Baroque period. Läckö Castle is located on the Kållandsö island. The Castle is situated 25 kilometers north of Lidköping in Västergötland.
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  • Really nice place! :) and if you have already decided to go to läcke so you can visit the nail along the way:)
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  • It was part of 18 days castles tour and this was one of them. It is a little far from the core but I don't feel sorry at all. Even though was off season and the visiting hours were very limited I am s...  read more »
  • Nice Castle and the beautiful surroundings. Appreciated the guided tour inside the Castle. Knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. Took about 45 min. but had been able to listen further. The palace garden is nice but would have been nice if the different plants had been excellent with names
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  • This is a must go place if you are into history and castles. The place is beautiful and the castle itself is full of historical facts that are carefully explained to you by a great guide (in English or Swedish). You have the opportunity to learn about pieces of the old Swedish history illustrated by paintings, clothes, jewellery and rooms. The tour is not expensive and it's highly recommend.
  • Good english tourist guide. Only four stars, because the 'slott' café was closed.
  • A beautiful castle by the great lake Vänern well worth a visit.
  • Pretty, but while there is nothing wrong with the food, I'd suggest eating and drinking somewhere with better value.
  • A very beautiful real European castle.
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