Coordinates: 59°19′26.90″N 18°6′43.88″E / 59.3241389°N 18.1121889°E / 59.3241389; 18.1121889

Bellmansro was a restaurant north of Oakhill Palace on Djurgården island in Stockholm, which opened as a catering hall in 1828. The restaurant's eventual name reflected its proximity to Johan Niclas Byström's bust of Carl Michael Bellman that was dedicated on July 26, 1829.[1] For much of its history Bellmansro was a tavern, but in the late 19th century it became a restaurant with food service. By the early 1900s the establishment had fallen into disrepute. The building burned to the ground May 13, 1952.[2] An annual festival, held on Bellman Day (July 26), commemorates the inauguration of the Bellman bust.[3]

Bellmansro 2009


  1. ^ Heidenstam, Oscar Gustaf von (1904). Swedish life in town and country. G. P. Putnam's sons. p. 114. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  2. ^ Rehnberg, Mats, Stora krogboken. Bilder ur restauranglivets kulturhistoria (Stockholm 1955), s. 153.
  3. ^ Handbook for travellers in Sweden. 4th,5th ed. John Murray. 1875. p. 62. Retrieved 15 November 2011.

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