LEDAAL, preserved villa from late 19th century in Stavanger

LEDAAL, preserved villa from late 19th century in Stavanger

This lovely villa from the early 19th century is located in a charming area, Eiganes.  It was then the aristocratic area in Stavanger, and it still keeps its elegance. It is nowadays the official summer residence of the king in Stavanger.

About the Kielland villa
Gabriel Schanche Kielland a wealthy merchant from stavanger built this villa in 1801, and served as the summer residence of the Kielland family.

.In 1801 Kielland gave a name to the properties that he had built after destroying the original house he had inherited from his father and offered a price to the person who guessed the origin of the name LEDAAL. This happened after he died when his personal papers where read.  The Acronym stands for the last letters in his name and that of his wife. GabrieL, SchanchE, KiellanD, and JohannA MargarethA BullL

As you enter the first floor, you can see that it has been kept for entertainment so the decor is a bit more simple than in the second floor.

The architecture in the villa is a mix of old and new, and danish rococo architecture influences can be noted in the house in the  rounded- off corners.

Another feature of the house is the garden, with a nice large round lawn and evergreen flowering bushes. The French mansion garden was  transformed it to a romantic park. The façade is based in a home where he lived in Copenhagen.

As you visit it’s different rooms you find items used back in time.

The old kitchen  

It has now it’s original proportions and all kitchen utensils are original.

As you enter the garden room you appreciate not only wonderful vistas of the garden, but also lovely decorations.

The king’s bedchamber

Second floor

The library 

Memorabilia as a tribute to poet, writer A. Kjelland

The drawing room, the balcony room and the ceremonial hall.

During your visit you will discover a plethora of artifacts and interesting facts about the family and life in the 18th century here in the Stavanger region.

This summer enjoy guided tours with passionate and knowledgeable guides at LEDAAL and Breidablikk villas. From 10am until 4pm in English and Norwegian!

In 1936 Stavanger Museum bought the villa and it is now one of the 10 museums of the MUST group. It is now the summer residence of the King, a museum and is used for special  occasions. I highly recommend that you get a MUST pass, which allows you to visit all 10 museums in the MUST group in 4 days, this way you can visit two of the best preserved villas in Norway: Breidablikk and Ledaal.

More Information: http://www.regionstavanger.com

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