July 15, 2010

Millesgården

Millesgården is a museum and sculpture park created by artist Carl Milles (probably Sweden's most famous sculptor) and includes the artist's home. I took a trip there yesterday... perfect place to spend a afternoon in this gorgeous weather. It is located on the island of Lindingö in the northeast corner of Stockholm. The sculpture garden is very reminiscent of Italy with terraces, fountains and statues and fantastic views over Stockholm harbour. Milles' home is within the garden and fascinating to visit... mosaic floors, his studio and even his art collection. Nice outdoor cafeteria/restaurant to round off your visit at.

Millesgården is open daily from 11am to 5pm during the summer. Entrance to the park and museum is 90 SEK for adults, 65 SEK for seniors and student while children under 20 yrs get in for free. Free entrance with the Stockholm Card.


To get there: subway to Ropsten (red line) and then either bus over the bridge to Torsvik or the Lindingöbanan(train) to Torsvik. From there it is about a 300 meter walk, just follow the signs.

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