Birgitta of Vadstena

Above all, the city of Vadstena is noted for two important facts of Swedish history. It was in Vadstena, in 1350, that Saint Birgitta of Sweden founded the first monastery of her Bridgettine Order, and Vadstena Castle is one of Sweden’s best-preserved castles from the era of Gustav Vasa in the 16th century, when Sweden became Protestant.

Today the surviving buildings of the monastery are occupied by a hotel, (Vadstena Klosterhotel), and the castle houses the provincial archives and a museum of 16th and 17th century furniture, portraits and paintings. Both very much open to public!


www.vadstenaklosterhotel.se
www.vadstenaslott.se