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Jan Hus Monument

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 was burned alive in 1415, after being denounced as a heretic.
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  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
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“old town square” (51 reviews)
“large statue” (4 reviews)
“hussite wars” (3 reviews)
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Praha 1 | Staromestske Namesti, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Jan Hus monument was completed in 2915 on the 500th anniversary of his death. This monument dominates the centre of the square. He was the Czech Hussite Reformer. Plenty of outdoor cafes here and people performing or playing statues here. Lots of cafes here but...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The first time I heard of Jan Huss was when visiting Konstanz, in Germany, when learning about the Roman Catholic Council that happened there from 1414 to 1418. Jan Huss was a Czech Roman Catholic priest and philosopher who had concerns agains the Church was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before we got to the Czech Republic, our (Dutch) guide said, "You can't miss the Hus memorial in the Old Town Square. It shows all sorts of things about the Czech people." And that just about sums it up - who Hus was, why he...More

Thank Anne A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Jan Haus monument, which dominates the centre of the Old Town Square, is dedicated to this persecuted religious leader in Prague. Look at both sides of the monument, as one side represents the rebirth of the Czech nation with a young woman and the...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

This is quite a significant monument in Prague. Fortunately we were with Sasha our tour guide from Urban Adventures and we were told the story (folklore) behind the demise of Jan Hus and his stand against the Catholic Church and how he was lured into...More

Thank Simon D
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Just a very large monument of an important personality in the middle of the Old Town Square in Prague.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Important figures that represent renowned people. Works well in the centre of the square as a point of interest!

1  Thank Rishi S
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

This massive statue visually dominates the centre of the old square. The importance of Jan Hus to the Czech Republic is worth researching before your trip or alternatively make sure you book on a guided tour so our guide can explain its historical importance to...More

3  Thank RMPurton
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The Monument is impressive! It was unveiled in the Staromestske Square in1915 to commemorate 500th anniversary of Jan Hus martyrdom. He was religious reformer burned at stake in 1415. His life story is quite complex, he was educated and taught at the Charles University. He...More

7  Thank Wenovo
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

This memorial sculpture is in the center of the square that everybody goes to. It's important historically and good art, but there are big crowds around. Still, go!

Thank Thomas V
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