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Jonah House

Local name: Dům u Jonáše

Dom pod Jonaszem is a historic tenement house in the center of Pardubice, currently used by the East Bohemian Museum as an art gallery. The house was built in the 16th century, and the stucco decoration on its facade dates back to the 18th century. Inside, original late-Gothic vaults and Renaissance wall decorations have been preserved.

The tenement house was built in 1509. It was destroyed several times by fires, but the original rooms of the 16th century have been preserved on the ground floor. At the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, the facade received stucco decorations made by Jakub Teplé. They depict a whale emerging from the sea waves, in whose mouth the prophet Jonah is found. Above the stage there is an illuminated triangle symbolizing the Holy Trinity.

On the ground floor of the house you can see late-Gothic vaults and Renaissance fragments of the polychrome. Above are the exhibition halls of the art gallery. It presents temporary exhibitions. There is also an audiovisual room for organizing presentations and meetings with people of culture.


Attractions inside

    Jonah House map
    Pernštýnské náměstí 530 02 Pardubice , Czechia