"Statue of St. Wenceslas" King Wenceslas Monument Tip by grkboiler

King Wenceslas Monument, Prague: 19 reviews and 18 photos

  Statue of King Wenseslas
by grkboiler

The statue of St. Wenceslas stands at the southern end of Wenceslas Square in front of the National Museum.

St. Wenceslas (907-929) was the king of Bohemia in the 10th century. He was later canonized and is also the patron saint of Bohemia. He was raised a Christian and took the throne at the age of 18. He was loved for his generosity but hated by the pagan nobitlity for encouraging Christianity. He was later murdered in an ambush set up by his brother, Boleslav.

Directions: Wenceslas Square.

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  • Written Nov 1, 2004
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