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Jan Zizka Monument

Zizkovo namEsti | Žižka Square, Tabor 390 01, Czech Republic
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Ranked #4 of 32 attractions in Tabor
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Zizka was clearly a great general, and an important (if sometimes brutal) figure of his time. There's much good information to be had in the Hussite museum in the square. But at the end of the day, it's a statue.....

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Deal United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Overlooking the main square in Tabor the monument gives you a powerful impression of the leadership qualities Jan Zizka had in the leadership of the Hussite forces engaged in a long period of confrontation and battles with the forces of the Pope.His military strategy was far ahead of his time particularly in use of wagons as prototype tanks. Around the... More

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France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

There is a long history of subversive practices by artists in Central Europe. David Cerny's European Union sculpture fiasco has a strong historical precedent. Likewise with this innocent looking statue of Zizka. If you stand three metres behind his right shoulder and look up, you'll see his perspective of the town is quite different. Definitely not just a statue.

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London
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110 reviews 110 reviews
32 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Lovely town with many historic buildings and beautiful architecture. Loads to see. Jan Zizka is one of the most famous Czechs and definitely worth finding out more about him before you arrive to understand the town.

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Olen, Belgium
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665 reviews 665 reviews
640 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Late 19th century the City Council decided to awake the national consciousness and to place a monument for Jan Žižka (created by later famous sculptor J. V. Myslbek). The bronze statue was placed in 1877 but soon had to be removed due to the wrong choice of material and is now stored in the Museum in the former city hall.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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213 reviews 213 reviews
121 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Captures the spirit of a real hero to the Czechs. It's just a statue, but it's interesting. Military hero statue in the town square

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