During the 1780s King Gustav III acquired the Haga and Brahelund properties just north of the city. Aided by architect Fredrik Magnus Piper, he started to create a romantic landscape. The park was set out as woodland, and adhered to a rigid layout in the style of an English park. Several buildings and pavilions were built in the park, such as the Turkish Pavilion and Gustav III's Pavilion. The foundations of a magnificent palace were also laid. The King's intention was to place his collection of antique Roman statues in the galleries of the new palace. However, with the assassination of Gustav III in 1792, the French architect Louis Jean Deprez never finished the Museum Palace. The ruins of Haga are still there to be seen.
Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries