The history of the feudal residence on the site of the current Pardubice castle goes back to the end of the 13th century. It underwent numerous reconstructions. The most significant took place at the end of the 15th century and beginning of the 16th century under the rule of the lords of Pernštejn. The original castle was transformed into a palace. A new, massive fortress was built around it. Thus, a combination of a castle and chateau was created.

No building of this type has been preserved to this extent in Central Europe. Highly valuable remains of early renaissance wall paintings, two soffit ceilings, plus valuable elements of architecture such as the entry portal. The Pernštejns sold the chateau and manor to the King in 1560. The last significant reconstructions date back to the 1570s. The original furnishings of the interior were not preserved. The chateau is now the residence of the Museum of East Bohemia in Pardubice and part of the area is also used by the Gallery of East Bohemia.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic

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daniel hajek (18 months ago)
Very Nice place to Visit in Pardubice
Jakub Juszyński (19 months ago)
Great place with really nice museum. You can get there all informations about Pardubice and region. If You are Lucky you Will meet there white peacocks! :)
shiraz khan (2 years ago)
It's v. Nice and historical places here it's amazing city if you come Europe than Czech Republic must come to this city Pardubice.
Arek Kowalski (2 years ago)
Super Town nad gorgeus Castel.
Roxana.L (2 years ago)
It's very beautiful and interesting. The cost of the visit is around 140 kc (70 kc for student). The problem was there weren't informations in english just in czech and I am a little bit sorry for not understanding many things.
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