Il Commendatore Statue
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Neighborhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
How to get there
  • bridge • 4 min walk
  • national Ave • 7 min walk
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Onleaveagain
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK7,816 contributions
Sep 2019
This sinister/haunting hooded statue by Anna Chromy is called Il Commendatore. It’s located about the front corner of The Estates Theatre. It’s also known as the Cloak Of Conscience & Tolerance and commemorates Mozart’s premiere of Don Giovanni in 1787. Great photo opportunity and a good tourist attraction.
Written August 21, 2020
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Turkish_12
Mansfield, UK337 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This statue sits beside The Estates Theatre in memory of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovani and depict 'the cloak of conscience'.
It's a rather creepy, hollow cloak which appears a little more sinister still at night.

There's an identical statue in Munich which is carved from a single piece of white marble.
Written January 13, 2020
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK613,104 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Il Commendatore Statue is a fabulous mysterious looking statue that draws the crowds .
Sculptured by Anna Chromy in 1993 Il Commendatore Statue is known as the Cloak Of Conscience & Tolerance and is taken from Mozarts Don Giovanni.
The statue looks absolutely amazing, makes for some great photographic opportunities, it's a proper selfie magnet.
Easy to locate,its adjacent to the wonderful Estates Thestre and is found on a street called Ovocny Trh.
Well worth checking out.
Written April 26, 2019
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Ale C
Singapore, Singapore267 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
I was really keen to see the works of the talented Czech artist and painter, Anna Chromy. Her most impressive is the 1992 award-winning Cloak of Conscience sculpture made from a single block of Carrara white marble. The Il Commendatore Statue is part of a series of Cloak of Conscience sculptures (faceless hooded figures) she had done.
This particular statue, sitting just outside the Opera House, commemorates Mozart's premiere of his opera Don Giovanni in 1787. The sculpture was smaller than expected, but it gave off a sense of foreboding and sadness. The emptiness underneath the cloak is fascinating. You sort of expect something to be there, but there is really nothing.
I would imagine, in the dark, by the light of a single lamp, this sculpture would look rather ominous and eerie.
Written July 25, 2018
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,322 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
This statue sits outside the Estate Theater in Prague. It is one of the strangest statues
In the world as it is a shroud around a hollow figure. You may have seen many statues of fictional characters but this is one of a fictional ghost. II Commendatore is a character which appears as a ghost on an opera. This statue was crafted by the Czech-born artist Anna Chromy in 2000. It is a very scary piece. There is a legend associated with this figure that if you take a photograph of it with a flash you will see the face of the ghost in the picture.
Written October 19, 2015
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Inspire587709
786 contributions
Dec 2019
Nice sculpture next to Estates Theater where Mozart debut his Don Giovanni. The guide told a story (folklore, perhaps) where an individual, after a night of heavy drinking, stuck his behind into Il Commendatore's hood and was not able to extricate himself.
Written November 30, 2020
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Kendallkong
Peachtree City, GA262 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
A cool sinister sculpture in front of an opera house that made Mozart’s work famous. Beautiful building also.
Written July 28, 2019
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Satyabrata Dam
New Delhi1,782 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
Il Commendatore by Anna Chromy is a world famous statue and naturally draws the crowd even if you don't know it's history and origin. The hollowed out statue seems to float without a face as it looks back at you without a face. It has a strange sensation on your eyes and nerve.
Written June 11, 2019
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Clogs
Poland2,947 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Cool statue, showing a faceless beggar, skeletal hands poking out of a seemingly empty robe, faceless cowl staring out at you. Reminds of Charon, plying the river Styx ferry for money. Cool.
Written May 4, 2019
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Ricardo Silva
Tondela, Portugal419 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
this statue without face (dug inside) is a bit sinister. I even thought it was a treat. but is part of history.
Written April 23, 2019
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