Come on a fashion safari with Leo the Lion at Gripsholm Castle. See famous historical Swedes in their most stylish outfits.
Around 800 portraits – a large part of the Swedish State Portrait Collection – are hung at the castle. Here you can see 400 years of famous faces, from King Gustav Vasa to Greta Garbo – hundreds of portraits whose eyes will follow you as you wander through the winding passageways...
Collect a map from the front desk, and turn a tour of the palace into a voyage of discovery for children. The details on the map can be found in the portrait collection, and it's up to you to find them!
Carry out the task by yourself during ordinary opening hours. The activity is suitable for children of all ages. All children who complete the task will receive a reward at the ticket office.
Meet the legendary Leo
Leo the Lion Opens in new window. is a popular figure at Gripsholm Castle, and can be found in the armoury. This 18th century royal beast has an unusual appearance, to say the least.
Top image: Montage. Leo the Lion and a detail from the portrait of the 16th century Count Nils Svantesson Sture. Photos: Royalpalaces.se