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Where to have a good meal
Family Italian restaurant U Paluků is about 100 meters far from the hotel - just walk down Filištínská street.
Restaurant Tlustá kachna is right on Resslovo square - you will pass through the passage under the old town hall and the restaurant will be on your left.
The magic of old Chrudim
In addition to picturesque corners with a touch of the Middle Ages, a unique set of 3 museums awaits you - Puppets Museum (300 m), Museum of Baroque Sculptures (400 m) and Regional museum in Chrudim with Alphons Mucha posters.
Chrudimí vás provede praktický letáček A practical leaflet with a route, which is available at the reception, will guide you through Chrudim.
Trips to the surrounding area
The Chrudim region definitely has a lot to offer!
Slatiňany castle and the stud farm of Starokladrub horses, the Land of Celts open-air museum in Nasavrky or the recreational forests of Podhůra with a rope center? You will discover this and much more on the region's website www.navstevnik.cz.
House n° 43 in Filištínská Street, adjacent to the so-called Pardubická Fortna, is one of the oldest preserved buildings in the city. The first mention of it dates back to the beginning of the 17th century, but the Gothic cellars and corridors already existed around 1540.
Fortna was the name of the smaller side passage to the main fortifications. The Pardubice unit also had a tower. To this day, a niche for the winch can be seen above the passage, under the tower, which lifted a massive lattice gate.
Stucco art and paintings can be found in the main dining hall on the ground floor, but also in the „Green Lounge“ and in the rooms on the 1st floor. In the 18th century, the house was owned by the brothers Josef and Ignác Ceregetti. One was a painter, the other a plasterer. And so they decorated the inner quearters in their own way.
The beginning of the 20th century was a "Golden Age" for Fortna. The bourgeois associations met here, and members of the good-natured prankster society of the Chrudim blackbirds also had their "nesting place" here. In 2014, a memorial plaque was unveiled at the main entrance in honor of their number.
The periods during both World Wars, and especially that under communism, had a harsh impact on Fortna. After WWII, it was put under the administration of the East Bohemian Poultry State Plant from Jaroměř: Lathes found their place in the stucco hall, instead of guests, and the rest of the building served as a warehouse.
Fortunately, in the early 1990s, Fortna was taken over by the Zavadil family, who, through gradual repair & restoration work, restored it to the beauty and splendor of times past. In 2010, the Fortna restaurant & hotel were inaugurated.
Due to two years of the COVID pandemic and the subsequent sharp rise in prices, the owners decided to close the restaurant, but the hotel with breakfast is still here for you.
Here in the photo gallery you can see what it once looked like.