Lacko Slott, Lidkoping

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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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  • I slept over at Läckö Hotel so took a turn past this castle and it's amazing what construction think that it was possible to build so well for so long ago, we have great castles in Sweden and this is the top
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  • Nice place, surrounded by a big lake. The castle is a place must to see if you’re in Southern Sweden.  more »
  • Very nice Castle is restored on has a magnificent history! Nice skattkammaravd. On the other hand, even weapons House, nice rooms on room on good guided tours
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  • Lovely place, well known for it historical meaning. Don't miss the vegetable garden at the right side. Although the guiding tour is only in Swedish, the guide speaks very good English.
  • Fun place to see, interesting history, guide speaks English.
  • Perfect area for a hike/stroll around a lovely castle. Unfortunately, we've missed the guided tour to see the castle from the inside. The tour is for free if you are under 26 years.
  • Absolutely worth the detour. Educational visits available. Knowledgeable staff on site. Views of the lake are impressive.
  • Loved this castle. Beautifully situated on the shores of a big Lake. Interiors are intesresting and give an impression of what it might have looked like in the 17th century. Several tours a dat are in english, those are Free and worth the time. Staff was very friendly.
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