Haga Slottsgrund – Hagalund, Sweden - Atlas Obscura

Haga Slottsgrund

The palace for King Gustav III was never completed, but the foundation remains tucked away in this city park. 

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In 1786, construction began on a grand palace with the placement of the first foundation stone. The plan was to build a large, opulent palace in the green Haga district at the request of King Gustav III. There, the king would display his collection of antique Roman statues, along with a massive gallery dedicated to art and nature. However, after just six years construction stopped due to the assassination of the king in 1792.

Today, all that remains is the cellar foundation hidden on a hill in Haga Park. Great walls of stone and archways are all that exist. It’s a hidden spot where locals have gone for years to climb the central column or spend a night by a small fire surrounded by the thick stone walls. 

Know Before You Go

The closest bus station is Haga Norra. Be careful as there are high drops and tight walkways on top. Some climbing may be required so dress appropriately.