Pardubice Castle

Pardubice, Czech Republic

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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bhanuprakashreddy kottala (2 years ago)
Pardubice castle is one of beautiful and peace surround with peacocks around castle and beautiful nature with full green and ancient weapons system we can see how they used to protect castle from enemy’s attack and tackle with old age cannon around castle we can see them best place for peace of mid to spend time in castle it near 105 km far way from Prague capital city of Czechia republic name called Pardubice castle in downtown city centre
Chris Olley (2 years ago)
Utterly beautiful. The whole site is full of peacocks and pea hens which amused the children visiting. The inner courtyard is galleried and contains the main museum rooms. Outside you can walk up onto the ramparts which are wide and grassy and give a wonderful 360 degree view around town. The whole site is surrounded by a newly landscaped park containing the wonderful gallerie cafe.
Jiri Loudal (3 years ago)
It's really beautiful place to visit.
Vultur Phoenix (3 years ago)
Pleasant and attractive but a little risky with the renovations that were done at the castle.
Stojan Malesev (3 years ago)
Seems like important piece of Czech history. Generally very nice, only construction works can be some of the nuisance.
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