"The National Memorial at Vitkov" National Memorial -Narodni Pamatnik- Tip by alancollins

  The Jan Zizka statue
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  • The Jan Zizka statue - Prague
      The Jan Zizka statue
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  • The National Memorial - Prague
      The National Memorial
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The National Memorial at Vitkov was built between 1929 and 1938, and it was meant to become a sort of mausoleum of Czech legionaries. World War 2 came along and the after the war the communists changed the memorial into first the tomb of the Unknown Soldier and then as a burial places for the party leaders. The Jan Zizka statue was erected in 1950 and it commemorates the battle that took place on the hill, on the 14th July 1420. The leader of the Hussite army was Jan Zizka who defeated the Crusaders. The bronze statue is the largest equestrian statue in the world at 9 metres in height and weighting 16.5 tons. At this time the statue is still on view but the memorial itself is being renovated and fenced off but should reopen in October this year as a museum

Address: U Pamatniku 1900, Praha 3
Directions: At the top of the hill from the Army Museum.

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  • Written Aug 4, 2009
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