Lacko Castle, 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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  • This is an awesome and probably one of the more beautiful castles to visit in Sweden. The view from the lake is spectacular. 1 points off for the price. Its quite extortive even though it is worth to....  more »
  • This great castle really offers a fantastic "castle-experience". Well preserved, interesting history, good information for visitors (also in English), nice staff, beautiful surroundings, very nice...  more »
  • A unique placte and a VERY old castle. The building itself is impressive but the grounds are something else. The staff maintain an beautiful and bountiful garden that they use to supply the restaurant near by. The grounds manager is obviously very passionate about the history and keeping it in excellent condition.
  • This is really not very accessible. And even the "side room for accessibility" is by definition exclusionary, the computer screens and so on are useless to wheelchairs. On the ground floor they could make for better accessibility just with a few wood ramps. It's a bit of a dull telling of history, but fine. Good restaurant, gloomy cafe for a real castle experience.
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