Fortuna Cellar

  Rynek 8      (+48) 81 534 65 70     06 Jun 2023
A small but fascinating little piece of Lublin's history that is absolutely worth a look. The cellar in question is located below the red tenement house on the old town Rynek, the residence of the very-prominent Lubomelski family between the 15th and early-17th century. What makes this vaulted cellar-space so special are the painted frescoes, referencing classical mythology and literature, including the eponymous 'Fortuna' on the ceiling. The artist behind these works, who used well-known etchings of the period as a base, is unknown. Notable visitors to the Fortuna cellar include King Stanisław August Poniatkowski, who visited Lublin at the end of the 18th century.

After its time operating as a burgher house, this tenement building was donated to the Society for Aid to Poor Jewish Girls in 1904. Up until 1941, the Lublin rabbinate was located in the tenement house. Following the destruction of the local Jewish community during World War Two, the tenement house was taken over by the State Treasury and divided into apartments and a commercial premises. It's currently used as a regional administration building, a gallery and a restaurant.


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Tours Mon-Sat 12:00 with prior reservation. Call at (+48) 780 07 20 13

Price/Additional Info

Admission 20/10zł.


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