Five hundred years of history can be found in the Vasa castle Gripsholm. Here are the country’s best examples of palaces from the time of the Vasa kings and one of Europe’s most well-preserved 18th-century theaters. Highlights also include the state’s portrait collection – Sweden’s celebrities hang at Gripsholm. The castle was built in the 16th century on the initiative of Gustav Vasa. There are well-preserved rooms from that era, the most famous being Duke Karl’s chamber. Among the attractions is Gustav III’s theatre, which the theater king had installed in one of the castle’s round Renaissance towers. Gripsholm castle is internationally known for its large portrait collection – the Swedish state’s portrait collection – with portraits of important people from the days of Gustav Vasa right up to our own time. Close to the nature reserve Gripsholms hjorthage and Mariefred with shops, cafes and restaurants, Gripsholm is a popular excursion destination.Buy your ticket here!