Palace Park

The King's Mirror.
The rear end the Royal Palace as seen from the park.

The Palace Park (Norwegian: Slottsparken) is a public park in the center of Oslo, Norway, surrounding the Royal Palace. It is 22 hectares (54 acres).

History[edit]

The park was built during the 1840s and was designed by Hans Ditlev Franciscus Linstow, who was the main architect of the palace. Two thousand trees were planted in 1848, but since then the park has been redeveloped several times, becoming simpler with larger but fewer paths and fewer creeks.[1]

The Queen's Park forms a separate part of the Palace Park, and dates back to 1751 when it was built as a private rococo garden.[2]

Statues in the Palace Park[edit]

Princess Ingrid Alexandra's Sculpture Park[edit]

Princess Ingrid Alexandra's Sculpture Park is part of the Palace Park. There are sculptures made by Norwegian children, for children, and specially chosen by the princess.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Palace. "Slottsparken" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 30 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Slottsparken". www.kongehuset.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2019-09-18.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°55′03″N 10°43′42″E / 59.9175°N 10.7283°E / 59.9175; 10.7283