Memorial of Josef Lada and his daughter Alena

Local Sightseeing

There are many interesting things to see in the village of Hrusice. First we should name the early medieval church of St. Wenceslaus. It has one nave, a Romanesque portico with three columns and three decorative arch vaults. There are two statues there, probably St. Adalbert and St. Wenceslaus. Josef Lada himself liked this beautiful and spectacular church and would depict it often in his pictures.

Close to the church there stands a monument of Josef Lada. It was built in the 90-ies. It is a bronze bust on a high stone pedestal, made according to the plaster model by Zdeněk Šejnosta. One should not miss the at least five-hundred-year old local ancient linden tree. Josef Lada’s native cottage should be mentioned, too. It was pulled down in 1932 and a new house was built in its place. A memorial plaque was placed here in 1958 by the local organization Vlastenecko-dobročinná sdružená obecbaráčníků národního umělce Josefa Lady. This organization is seated in the local pub U Sejků.

People who are familiar with Lada’s work can track many places of interest from his books and drawings, for example the Jedlička pond. It does not exist anymore but one can see a sign there informing about adventures of Mikeš the Cat. One can visit other Lada-related places in the close vicinity, too – namely Šmejkalka, where Mulisák the ghost and his son Bubáček used to haunt people passing by, or the Hubačovský lake. People who love old ruined castles should not miss a visit to Čejchanův hrádek, Zlenice or Hláska. The nearby village of Ondřejov is also worth visiting. There is a famous observatory there on the Žalov hill, run by the Institute of Astronomy of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic.

More information can be found on the web pages of Hrusice or Ladův kraj (Lada’s region).

Opening time and entrance fee

Opening time

Mon – Tue closed
Wed – Sun 9:30-12:00


adults: 65,- Kč
reduced: 50,- Kč
mothers ML: 50,- Kč


adults: 40,- Kč
reduced: 30,- Kč
family: 100,- Kč

Memorial of Josef Lada and his daughter Alena

Památník Josefa Lady a jeho dcery Aleny

Hrusice č.p. 115

251 66 Senohraby

phone: 323 655 204
cellphone: 739 452 165
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