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Jan Hus Monument

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Address: Praha 1 | Staromestske Namesti, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
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An Art Nouveau-style monument that pays tribute to reformer Jan Hus, who...

An Art Nouveau-style monument that pays tribute to reformer Jan Hus, who was burned alive in 1415, after being denounced as a heretic.

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This large monument sits at one end of the old town square and commemorates Jan Hus who led a reformation movement against the Catholic Church and was ultimately burnt at the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

This large monument sits at one end of the old town square and commemorates Jan Hus who led a reformation movement against the Catholic Church and was ultimately burnt at the stake. His death led to a rebellion by his supporters called Hussites that led to the Hussite wars. It became a symbol of Czech opposition to oppression after it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The history of the monument is not lost in translation. We went in for a close look, at the clothing, the shoes, the stances of the people depicted, the clear symbolisms displayed. When we were in the square, in August, it was packed so, as usual, an early start will ensure some great pictures without the crowds.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The huge monument depicts victorious Hussite warriors and Protestants who were forced into exile 200 years after Hus, and a young mother who symbolizes national rebirth. The monument was so large that the sculptor designed and built his own villa and studio where the work could be carried out. It was unveiled in 1915 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

On one end of the Old Town Square, the city erected a large unmissable monument to the Hussites and later the Protestants. It is unvieled during the 500th anniversary of the martydom of Jan Hus, the Czech that influenced the birth of the Hussite movement and the precursor the Reformation. This monument later become a symbol of dissidence against oppression,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Prague is a beautiful city with so many stories of survival, rebirth, and resilience. In the center of Old Town Square, a beautiful traditional square where tourists flock, tour groups march through and people on segways almost mow you down stands this beautiful statue as a tribute to Hussite warriors and Protestants who were forced into exile.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Located downtown, is often used as meeting point. Near a lot of other touristic attractions, it's pretty and well mantained. It seems like, from my experience, the square surrouding it is often stage for popular protests.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The statue shows victorious Hussite Warriors and protestants that were forced into exile. Jan Hus was their leader; a symbol of strength against an oppressive regime. He opposed the Catholic church and its' control by the Vatican. In the statue he stands arrogantly looking toward the church he defies. He felt that mass should be said in the language of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Though in Central and Eastern Europe many has learned about Jan Hus and Hussite wars, the rest of the world is mostly ignorant about this first reformer of the Church. But even these who do not know anything about this part of European history, will probably be impressed by this monument to the great scholar and reformer and maybe will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Jan Hus, a Czech reformist is one of the most recognizable figures in Czech history. His reformation teaches began a century before Martin Luthers'. Therefore, he deserved such an imposing monument in the very center of this beautiful city. You simply cannot miss it, right in the middle of the Old town Sq., Staromestske namesti. It's a gathering point for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The statue of Jan Hus is large and imposing. The inscriptions are not translated to English so it is easy to miss who it is and why he was important. Jan Hus was one of the early leaders of the Protestant Reformation. He preceded Martin Luther by 100 years. He was burned at the stake on July 6, 1415.

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