National Monument at Vitkov

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National Monument at Vitkov

National Monument at Vitkov
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Under the name National Liberation Memorial, the memorial was built in the years 1928–1938 in honour of the Czechoslovak legionaries; it was re-built and extended after the end of the WW2 in order to commemorate the second – anti-Nazi resistance. After 1948, it was used to promote national ideology and regime. Prominent representatives of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia were buried here. The mausoleum of Klement Gottwald was established here in 1953. The Memorial slowly started to be forgotten. After 1989, all of the remains buried here were taken away, however, for a long time particular utilisation was a subject of discussion. In 2001, the Vítkov National Memorial became part of a government resolution on rehabilitation and reconstruction of some memorials related to Czechoslovak history of the 20th century.
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Neighborhood: Žižkov
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  • Krizik • 7 min walk
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Penkridge, UK121 contributions
Amazing.
Feb 2020 • Couples
It has a great history behind it and gives great views of Prague. It’s a steep walk up so prepare yourself.
Written February 13, 2020
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David D
468 contributions
A tall hill with many paths surmounted by a great statue of the one eyed Hussite general Jan Zizka.
Aug 2019
The statue is in celebration of the Battle of Vitkov Hill, one of the Hussite victories against the forces of the Empire during the Hussite Wars. It is the third largest equestrian statue in the world. Behind the statue is a large monument that includes the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a military museum.
Written December 7, 2019
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9jen
Manchester, UK94 contributions
bit of a walk uphill! but enjoyed the top
Oct 2019
As we stayed nearby we decided to have a walk up the hill and of course to see the statue. We had to take a fork in the path. Of course we chose the wrong one and we should have gone left , instead it was like the north face of the Eiger!! okay when you're young but for us two knocking on, arthritic, asthmatic folk it was hard going.
By the time we had rested at the top the museum has closed, from the outside its an ugly building but the statue on the horse is very impressive. The area around it is very relaxing and its nice to just sit and relax.
One other thing I,ve seen that someone mentioned about the dodgy area at the bottom of the hill. Don't let it put you off as looks can be deceptive as we stayed around there and never once was nervous or felt threatened, even at night.
Written October 21, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK149,633 contributions
Gigantic equestrian statue and a museum too
Oct 2019
Most of the reviewers only describe the monument to Jan Žižka, but not the museum in the national monument building, which is a bit sad, because the museum is fantastic.

The National monument museum has a great exhibition of the Czech and Slovak uprising during the latter stages of the Second World War. If you're visiting the monument and interested in history, I recommend visiting the museum. The museum also covers Czech and Slovak history from the beginning of the 20th century to the end of the Velvet Revolution. There's also a shrine tomb (or shrine) to Czech and Slovak heroes.

As for the monument to Jan Žižka, this is a huge equestrian statue. It's hard to believe just how large it is until you see it in person. It's absolutely worth the (difficult) climb up the hill just to see this monument alone.
Written October 12, 2019
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Wolf guy
Banbury, UK45 contributions
Impressive landmark with great views
Nov 2018
This is so impressive and the sheer size of the statue is awe inspiring. Jan Zizka, the legendary leader of the Hussites and a general who was well ahead of his time. I had a nice couple of hours up here with my daughter and there is so much to see, well that's if the museum is open. We were lucky but I knoe friends have said that they could not get into the museum on their visits. it is well worth checking first if possible because the museum will enhance your experience of visiting this site. Very impressive and a nice park to ramble through too.
Written September 26, 2019
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Natali M
Lazio, Italy4 contributions
Huge monument
Sep 2019 • Solo
This is huge place. Feels monumentale. Large stones. Larga horse statue with Zizka warrior and museum behind it. The surrounding park is nice for walking!
Written September 19, 2019
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Rugbynugget
Nottingham, UK267 contributions
Check before you go
Sep 2019 • Couples
We got tickets to go, was not told it was closed. Took a metro ride, a walk through a dodgy area and a very steep climb only to be told by two unfriendly guards that it was closed. It's impressive outside but check beforehand so you don't waste your time!
Written September 5, 2019
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dazzahurham
Durham, UK146 contributions
I came, I saw.... It wasn't open
Aug 2019 • Solo
I was looking forward to this. Its impressive with a great view but the museum was not open which was a shame
Written August 27, 2019
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL13,283 contributions
Monument screams Eastern Block
Jun 2019 • Family
I will admit we did not get to visit the monument but we could see it from all over the city. For me it just seemed to scream Eastern Block, blank gray stone rectangular wall on a hilltop. Before going it also appeared there were very few opportunities to get up and down to it. It just seemed non-descript but it could be seen from everywhere.
Written July 29, 2019
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MARK E
130 contributions
Top of the hill
Jun 2019 • Couples
At the he top of the hill at Vitkov stands this huge statue and museam over looking Prague.It’s a pretty hard climb with plenty of steps.We arrived too late to go inside but still got the sense of the place.
Written June 21, 2019
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