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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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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... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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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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Reviewed 11 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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Ridgefield, CT
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Reviewed 2 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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Reviewed 11 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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Belgrade, Serbia
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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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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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Reviewed 12 September 2016

A striking monument to one of the most prominent precursors of the Protestant Reformation. It is both stately and imposing and, in its construction, invites observers to ask who and why?

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This is probably 1 of the bigger sculptures I've ever seen. While 1 of the main images shows is green, it seemed much more darker when I saw it.

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

My husband and I strolled on the Staromestske namesti and saw the imposing monument, like many times before, with the surrounding area crowded by tourists. There used to be a large water feature around the statue. I used to like it better that way. Especially on a hot day. Lots of people were just sitting on the ground. If interested... More 

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