Kunětická hora Castle

The Kunětická hora castle is a dominant feature of the eastern Bohemian Polabí region created by the Tertiary activity of the earth. It was inhabited already in prehistoric times. Settlement of the Younger and Later Bronze Age and the Older Iron Age is documented. The domed shape of the mountain was disturbed by stone mining, but it acquired a new silhouette in the Middle Ages, which takes the form of a stone castle. The first actual mention of the castle in the Hussite chronicle of Vavřinec of Březová dates back to 1420.
The castle was built at the beginning of the Hussite wars by the governor Diviš Bořek of Miletínek, but its monumentality was only given by the building modifications undertaken by the Lords of Pernštejn at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries. The stone window lining and the chapel vault in the castle premises are late Gothic, the entrance portal from 1509 is early Renaissance.

After extensive reconstruction since 2021, Jurkovič's palace houses an exhibition on the life and work of this architect and the construction development of the castle. Furthermore, restoration work and monumental restoration of the main castle palace was carried out. The building of the castle palace has been open again since 2023.

Kunětická hora Castle is located five kilometres northeast of the centre of Pardubice, in the cadastral area of the village of Ráby.

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East Bohemia Film Office
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530 02 Pardubice
Czech Republic

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