Haga Park is a royal and historical park situated in the Solna region, north of the charming city of Stockholm. The park itself is a popular nature area with ornate English style gardens, woodland and lakes. The park was founded by King Gustav III in the 18th century and still plays a prominent role to the Swedish monarchy. Today, this park is a bustling recreational area and a common place for locals to enjoy. It is perhaps Sweden’s most popular park.
Palaces of Haga Park
The park has several historic buildings which enhance a visit to the park. Haga Palace was built in the early 19th century, formerly the Queen’s Pavillion. This was the residence for members of the Royal Family throughout the 19th century. Since the 1960’s, the house has been used to host guests of the government.
In the summertime, the public have access to the interior rooms of another beautiful building, King Gustav III’s Palace. Guided tours are the best way to learn of anecdotes and the great history of both the palace and the park. The Temple of the Echo is a beautiful pavilion and if you are lucky enough, you may see some locals getting married as this is a popular wedding spot.
More to see
Copper Tents were built in the 18th century to serve as housing for the King’s bodyguards and as stables. These magnificent tents were clad with a copper façade, the idea being that they replicate a Sultan’s tent. Today, these ornate tents serve as Haga Park Museum, documenting the park’s history and the famous royalty and dignitaries that have graced the park with their presence. It is here you will also find the park’s café and restaurant.
In the grounds you will come across a ruined castle, or more accurately it was never actually finished. There is also a tropical butterfly house with waterfalls and fish pools. Another way to pass the time is to take the water on the edge of the park with a relaxing boat tour.
Stay close to Haga Park
In Solna, you are never far from a Royal Palace, with three in the immediate area, for example, Ulriksdal Palace
. At the Park Inn by Radisson Solna Hotel
you are within walking distance of one of Stockholm’s gems. Enjoy a fun day out in Haga Park, take in the beautiful surroundings and nature, combined with a bit of a Swedish history lesson.