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Review of Jan Hus Monument

Jan Hus Monument
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Owner description: An Art Nouveau-style monument that pays tribute to reformer Jan Hus, who was burned alive in 1415, after being denounced as a heretic.
St Helier, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“bad, not interesting”
Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

seems like the city doesn't care much about the monument, the color seemed to be shading away, dirty, cant take good pictures, surrounded by the fence and homeless people

Visited March 2014
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Quite a unique monument”
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Interesting statue that comes from the beginning of the 20th century is made in art nouveau style. It pictures Jan Hus a famous reformer of the Catholic Church from 15th century. The monument is usually crowded by tourists and pigeons as well. Nowadays it is undergoing extensive maintenance, which should get rid of rusty parts and shall prevent the statue from further corroding.
The artistic style is probably the most interesting part of this monument, as you cannot see too many sculptures or statues in art nouveau.

Visited December 2013
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Rabat, Malta
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“the hero of the Hussites”
Reviewed 10 August 2013

the grand Jan Hus monument lies in a very prominent place of the old town square in Prague. It is dedicated to Jan Hus who was a riformist and was executed due to his radical beliefs . Nowadays, the monument is a lovely piece of art and photographed by many tourists who are in the area. Of course, sitting down watching this monument and having a beer will not do any harm. Recommended.

Visited August 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Historic site”
Reviewed 25 May 2013

Located in historic and busy Old Town Square, the Jan Hus Monument is an oversized and fitting tribute to the Czech reformer. Grab a beer, some halusky and enjoy the atmosphere.

Visited May 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“Nice tribute to the leader of the Hussite movement”
Reviewed 11 May 2013

While visiting the Old Town Square to see the Astronomical Clock and other attractions found in the historic city center, its worth having a look at the Jan Hus Monument located in center of the square.

Jan Hus is a historically important figure who was a philosopher, professor, priest and a reformer most commonly associated with the Hussite movement against the Roman Catholic Church in the 15th century. He was eventually burned at the stake for heresy against the church.

This monument to Jan Hus, was designed by Ladislav Saloun and was unveiled in 1915 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of his martyrdom. It is a dark monument, reflecting the sad nature of Jan Hus's fate but it is nice to see and easily visitable while you are in the Old Town Square. We were lucky enough to visit after a morning snow, which made for some nice photographs.

Visited March 2013
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