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                            Responsible for the content: Lena Johansson, Karlskrona kommun. Photo: Lena Johansson unless otherwise stated 
Skärva Herrgård
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Skärva Herrgård
Admiralaf Chapman´s estate at Skärva is one of the most singular architectural creations produced in Sweden during the eighteenth century. Built by the Admiral Superintendent and naval architect Fredric Henric af Chapman as his summer residence, the main building presents a remarkable marriage of Swedish neo-classical elements and traditional architecture.
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Welcome to the World Heritage Site “The Naval City of Karlskrona”!

In 1998 The Naval City of Karlskrona was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. There are almost 900 sites of different kinds on the list: The Great Wall, Taj Mahal, Venice, Versailles, The Great Barrier Reef, The Ancient City of Damascus among many others. The qualities that make Karlskrona a World Heritage Site were described by the World Heritage Committee:

“Karlskrona is an exceptionally well preserved example of a European planned naval base, and although its design has been influenced by similar undertakings it has in turn acted as a model for comparable installations. Naval bases played an important part during the centuries when the strength of a nation’s navy was a decisive factor in European power politics, and of those that remain from this period Karlskrona is the most complete and well preserved.”

                              The World Heritage Sites Committee, 1998

The key to the nomination is the planning of the city, built from 1680 and on according to the vision of king Charles XI.