Your tourist guide to Ekerö Municipality

Drottningholm Palace Eoghan OLionnain/Flickr

Drottningholm Palace ©Eoghan OLionnain/Flickr

Ekerö Municipality is situated in the east-central part of Sweden, more precisely it makes part of Stockholm. Even if the capital city of Sweden is Stockholm, the Monarch of Sweden uses the Drottingholm Palace in Ekerö Municipality as their resident. If you are interested in this amazing city, read this article which will serve as your tourist guide to Ekerö Municipality. If your next holyday destination is Sweden, I recommend you to visit this wonderful city also. Some of the most wonderful buildings in Ekerö are: Svartsjö Palace, Hilleshög Church, Ekebyhov Palace, Drottningholm Palace. In my opinion these amazing buildings are must-visited attractions if you decide to spend your vacation in Ekerö Municipality.

Drottningholm Palace

Drottningholm Palace is one of the Swedish Monarch’s royal palaces, it is actually the private residence of the Swedish Royal Family. This amazing building was originally built at the end of 16th century using the characteristics of Renaissance style. The beautiful palace has endured many renovations and changes over the last 400 years. Since 1977 several areas belonging to the palace were rebuilt and restored. Nowadays the amazing palace is a very popular tourist attraction. The different style parks and gardens surrounding the palace are also some of the most popular tourist attractions.

Drottningholm Palace Eoghan OLionnain/Flickr

Drottningholm Palace ©Eoghan OLionnain/Flickr

Svartsjö Palace

Svartsjö Palace is a wonderful Renaissance style building. In 1966 it was used as a prison with over 377 cells, the prison warden house’s remains in the palace gardens and several personnel houses are in the nearby area. Nowadays this amazing palace is a seductive place for tourists owing to the history of the prison.

Mansion in Ekerö proteusbcn/Flickr

Mansion in Ekerö ©proteusbcn/Flickr

Hilleshög Church

Hilleshög Church was built during the 17th and 18th centuries and later some new parts were added. The building mainly wears the characteristics of Romanesque architectural style. Many of the interior paintings date back to the end of the 13th century and the early 15th century, but most of them were restored in 1920 and in recently, in 2002. Nowadays this church is a very popular tourist attraction.

Ekebyhov Palace

The beautiful Ekebyhov Palace is a mansion which was built in 1630 and today it is owned by the municipality. The main building is made of wood. The gardens belonging to the palace are home to some beautiful unique plants and there is even a café on the grounds of the palace.

Ekebyhov Palace Udo Schröter/Flickr

Ekebyhov Palace ©Udo Schröter/Flickr

Other attractions

Besides the previously mentioned attractions, there are some other interesting sights in and around Ekerö. These sights include old towns, medieval churches, ruined structures and others such as Kungshatt, Skytteholm, Kanton, Björn Ironside and so on.

 

 

 

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