Bonde Palace, Stockholm

Bonde Palace, Stockholm

The Bonde Palace (Bondeska palatset) in Stockholm is a major monument of the Swedish imperial era (1611-1718) architecture, designed in 1662-1667 by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder and Jean De la Vallée. Originally constructed as a private residence for Gustaf Bonde, the Lord High Treasurer, the palace embodies the French Baroque and Renaissance styles, featuring an H-shaped plan with southern and northern wings, a steep-pitched, copper-dressed roof, and Ionic pilasters decorating its facades.

The building's role evolved over the centuries. After the 1697 Three Crowns (Tre Kronor) Palace fire, it temporarily housed the Royal Library and the Svea Court of Appeal. A fire in 1710 destroyed its elaborate roof, though the original cupolas survived. By 1730, Stockholm City purchased the palace for use as the Town Hall. In its judicial capacity, the Bonde Palace was the site of notable historical events, including the public flogging of the assassin of King Gustav III (Jacob Johan Anckarström) in 1792 and the mob murder of statesman Axel von Fersen the Younger in 1810.

Throughout the 19th century, as the courthouse's needs outgrew the palace, the building fell into decay and was nearly demolished in 1920. However, restoration in 1925 and subsequent renovations in the 1940s revived its historical appearance using original materials and craftsmanship. Since 1949, it has served as the home of the Swedish Supreme Court. Today, the Bonde Palace is a protected historical monument.
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Sight Name: Bonde Palace
Sight Location: Stockholm, Sweden (See walking tours in Stockholm)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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