Gripsholm Castle

was built in 1537 and here is located the National Portrait Gallery, one of the oldest portrait collections in the world

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]

Gripsholm Castle
Gripsholms slott view2.jpg
Water view of the castle
General information
Architectural styleRenaissance
Town or cityMariefred
Construction started1537
Design and construction
ArchitectHenrik von Cöllen



  1. "Gripsholm Slott, (The Kingdom of Sweden)". Retrieved 2014-06-28.

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Coordinates: 59°15′22″N 17°13′09″E / 59.25611°N 17.21917°E / 59.25611; 17.21917