Jan Hus Monument
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An Art Nouveau-style monument that pays tribute to reformer Jan Hus, who was burned alive in 1415, after being denounced as a heretic.
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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
  • Old Town • 5 min walk
  • bridge • 6 min walk
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Onleaveagain
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK7,816 contributions
Sep 2019
Located in The Old Town Square this statue depicts Jan Hus who was a church reformer against the Catholic church but unfortunately was burned alive at the stake in the fifteenth century. The monument proudly stands in the centre of the square and dominates its surroundings. Good photo opportunity if there aren’t too many tourists about.
Written August 21, 2020
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olivehoover
Treviso, Italy1,444 contributions
Aug 2019
Jan Hus Monument is a staute in the center of Old Town Square.
This monument commemorates Czech's reformist who was burned at stakes for opposing Catholic Church's practice to have an easy way to reach heaven through payments.

Nice statue full of details.
Written April 4, 2020
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand19,702 contributions
Dec 2019
A large statue located in the Old Town Square. It was hard to see during Christmas due to the markets blocking out most of the square. It was quite nice with the stairs leading to it. I was only able to see it from 1 side due to the market.
Written February 23, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK160,530 contributions
Oct 2019
This memorial stands in tribute to the martyrdom of Jan Hus and the allegorical victory of the reformers. The memorial is truly monumental in size and dominates the centre of the old town square.

The memorial is a bronze sculpture depicting Jan Hus standing defiantly in the middle of the sculpture. To the left is the defeated counter-reformers and to the right is a woman, an allegorical reference to national rebirth.

A fine memorial and worth visiting if in Prague, along with all the other attractions in the old town square.
Written October 14, 2019
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
The Monument is impressive! It was unveiled in the Staromestske Square in1915 to commemorate 500th anniversary of Jan Hus martyrdom. He was religious reformer burned at stake in 1415.
His life story is quite complex, he was educated and taught at the Charles University. He had many religious enemies as well as followers and has been a symbol of resistance to the Czech people ever since.

During our visit I watched tourists on the Square, sitting around the monument, some on the ground, seemingly unaware and uninterested in the history on display here.
Most tourists come to see the more famous astronomical clock Orloj. Large crowd seemed more interested in a silly performance. Person dressed as a baby with a pacifier in his mouth making funny noises, performing for money.
It is a pity that so much of that type of ridiculous stuff is allowed there and even enjoyed by some, but good or bad, it is a price to be paid for freedom of expression.

The monument does deserve a closer inspection, it is a work of art. The engraved signs circling the statue have symbolic meaning to the Czech nation, enduring centuries of religious and political struggles.

Two of the signs read in translation:

"Love each other and wish the truth to everyone"...

"I believe that after the storms of rage pass, the control of your matters will return to you, Czech people "...
Written February 3, 2018
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StockholmKindaGuy
Marietta, GA7,324 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
This large and stoic monument to Jan Hus sits in Prague's beautiful Old Town square. Hus was a Catholic priest and early religious reformer who predated Luther, Calvin and Zwingli. This impressive bronze monument serves as a reminder of Hus' attempts to reform the church.
Written January 16, 2018
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Larry C
4,320 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
A colossal memorial on the Old Town Square commemorates Jan Hus, a 14th century religious reformer who challenged the opulence and corruption of the catholic church. Hus was declared a heretic and burned at the stake in 1415. The memorial now considered a symbol of Czech independence, was unveiled on the 500th anniversary of his death.
Written December 30, 2017
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RMPurton
Towcester, UK97 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
This massive statue visually dominates the centre of the old square. The importance of Jan Hus to the Czech Republic is worth researching before your trip or alternatively make sure you book on a guided tour so our guide can explain its historical importance to you.
Written February 22, 2018
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
My husband and I strolled on the Staromestske namesti and saw the imposing monument, like many times before, with the surrounding area crowded by tourists.

There used to be a large water feature around the statue. I used to like it better that way. Especially on a hot day.
Lots of people were just sitting on the ground.
If interested in history, read about Jan Hus. It will explain why he is immortalized here.
To be remembered forever, or at least a very long time....
Written August 11, 2016
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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,535 contributions
Sep 2019
Our Viator tour guide knew that this was a great place for a brief rest and a history lesson. Jan Hus was a Czech martyr who died while protesting Vatican rule when the Holy Roman Empire was controlling nearly all of Europe.
It took a Czech sculptor 13 years to complete it and it's massive and worth a visit.
Written March 28, 2020
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