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Address: Zizkovo namEsti | Žižka Square, Tabor 390 01, Czech Republic
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Now here is a hero!

Jan Zizka was a man centuries before his time, not unlike L. Davinci! He was an extremely strong leader in battle and changed the rules in it as well. I love this strong... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
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Tabor, Czech Republic
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Tabor, Czech Republic
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Jan Zizka was a man centuries before his time, not unlike L. Davinci! He was an extremely strong leader in battle and changed the rules in it as well. I love this strong representation of him at the top of the square as he has his hand on his sword and that it demonstrates that he is ready and able.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Well placed in the center of the old town; we needed our tourguide and translator to point out key features of the statue/monument, such as the inclusion of the key Hussite battles.

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London, United Kingdom
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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