Swedish Crown Princess Future Home: Haga Palace

Haga Palace, north of Stockholm city, will become the Swedish Crown Princess Victoria’s home after she has married her beloved Daniel. We went there a winter afternoon for a walk - it’s a well known recreation area for Stockholmers.

Haga Palace were built in 1802-1804 and were during the 19th century home for different persons from the Swedish royal family. Our current King Carl XVI Gustaf did spend his first years there together with his 3 older sisters, popular called the Haga princessess, while Stockholm Palace were renovated.

Haga Palace, Hagaparken, Solna, Sweden, Copyright Lifecruiser.com

It has been used as a foreign guest residence by the government, but is right now being renovated. The Swedish government is giving back Haga Palace to our Swedish Crown Princess Victoria and her fiance as a wedding gift. They are getting married in June.

They are moving the walking path which up to now has been passing by very close to the palace and will be behind fences to protect the princess. Later it will be possible to stroll by down at the lake instead.

There is a pavilion nearby: Gustav III’s Pavilion, built 1787 with instructions from our favorite Swedish King, Gustav III and an excellent example of the European neoclassicism of the late 1700’s.

Gustav IIIs Pavilion, Hagaparken, Solna, Sweden, Copyright Lifecruiser.com

Despite the fact that this is a pavilion and not really a palace, it belongs to the 10 Swedish Royal Palaces.

Up on a hill with a view over the lake, The Temple of The Echo was built in 1790 as an outdoor summer dining hall, especially King Gustav III loved to dine outdoors. Who doesn’t - and with that surroundings!

The Echo Temple, Hagaparken, Solna, Sweden, Copyright Lifecruiser.com

Today the Echo Temple is a very romantic place where you even can be married. If you’re already married, like we are, I recommend standing in the temple shouting to each other: I love you! Listen to the echo…

Our favorite building in Hagaparken though is: The Copper Tents from the year of 1787, so colorful and different from our other buildings we use to have in Sweden with those marvelous decor painted copper facades.

The Copper Tents, Hagaparken, Solna, Sweden, Copyright Lifecruiser.com

It was from the beginning stables and lodgings for the guards, but today it’s a park museum, a cafe and a restaurant which is an excellent place to rest after a walk in the park.

The Haga Park is part of the worlds first National City Park together with other park areas of Stockholm and really worth a visit, there is more to it than we’ve mentioned here.

Our tip is: go there in the summertime when you can have a romantic picnic in the park without freezing your butt off… *giggles*

Click to see Lifecruiser Haga Park photo slideshow.


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Comments on Swedish Crown Princess Future Home: Haga Palace

  • 1
    Anil GERMANY said:

    I love it - simple yet elegant. Very Swedish!

  • 2

    Yes @Anil, you nailed exactly what we were thinking too :-)

  • 3
    ynview INDONESIA said:

    wow.. beautiful places/buildings… I’m sure they are not only just ‘a building’ but valuable cultural heritage…

    I imagine to be in echo temple and shouting …” I love youuu…” and then listening the echo.. :) .. very nice !

  • 4
    Gattina BELGIUM said:

    Of course I love these tents ! they looks so nice and so special, I have never seen something similar.
    The new home for Victoria isn’t bad either, fortunately she doesn’t have to clean it herself ! It was about time that these two could get married ! 7 years or even more she had to pretend he didn’t exist, what a life ! Even Sylvia didn’t have that !

  • 5
    Marcee SPAIN said:

    I love love stories :wink: Lovely palace, particularly the outdoor summer dinner hall!! the copper tents are very unique.

  • 6

    It certainly looks like a palace fit for a princess - like those copper tents

  • 7
    Mark H AUSTRALIA said:

    I love the blue and gold tent-like palace. Has a middle eastern feel to it in my view.

  • 8

    Wow, these structures are so beatifull! I really like the temple of echo, I can imagine that they loved to dine outdoors near this temple. The copper tents still look so fine and structured afer more than 200 years! On the photo it looks like it’s been painted only recently!
    Ofcourse, these photo’s look better with the snow on it.
    Nice blogpost, I’ll recommend it to some friends of mine!

  • 9
    claudie FRANCE said:

    I can’t believe the tents are 200 years old!!! I have never seen such ones! They are so well decorated! The place is really romantic!

  • 10
    DianeCA SWEDEN said:

    Sigh! Yes the princess here are a bit more fairytale princesses then the ever tough and sporty Norwegian princesses. Like most of scandinavia we think its fun to follow along with the big plans now. I am sure it will be a wedding to remember!

  • 11

    The Echo Temple, I love the sound of that and the Copper Tents are just beautiful. But I also noticed all the snow around…I’ll visit in summer…I’s quite like to keep my butt…lol!

  • 12
    Ryan UNITED KINGDOM said:

    Loving your site, I think some of these beautiful structures have a Russian feel to them. Anyone else?

  • 13
    Erica SWEDEN said:

    Haga Palace is such a beautiful place - especially in the summer. I remember when my sister and I visited as kids. And having picnic in the park is a great idea. :)

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