Tomas Garrique Masaryk Monument

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Tomas Garrique Masaryk Monument

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Neighborhood: Hradcany & Letna
Your experience in Prague will never be complete if you do not see it from the top. Hillsides, stretched from the west to the north, provide spectacular views of greenish copper cupolas, narrow cobblestone streets, bridges connecting both river banks and green gardens from red-roof tops of centuries-old houses. Prague pulls you into its 1300 year old history. Walking up the hill or stairs to Prague Castle, the historical seat of Czech rulers and the majestic Saint Vitus Cathedral can leave you speechless (and out of breath). Luckily, plenty of terrace cafés overlooking gardens and beautiful parks are available to provide rest and a place to catch your breath again.

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Turkish_12
Mansfield, UK337 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Referred to simply as TGM on the plaque, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk was the first President of Czechoslovakia after its forming post WW1.

Unless he's of some relevance to you, I wouldn't go out of your way to see this statue but you may well passit if you visit Prague Castle anyway.
Written January 13, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Oct 2019
This monument stands in tribute to Tomas Garrique Masaryk, the first President of Czechoslovakia following the break-up of the Austro-Hungarian Empire following World War One.

This monument is a bronze sculpture of Masaryk dressed in a suit standing straight up with a rather stern face. The sculpture stands in a plinth with a plaque that does not refer to Masaryk by name, only his initials of TGM. Odd, but that’s what it shows. The statue stands opposite the Matthais Gate with sculptures of wrestling Titans. Aesthetically, the monument is okay. I wouldn’t go out of the way to see it though unless he is a hero to you, or you happen to be visiting Prague Castle.
Written October 10, 2019
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL14,184 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
The statue is another one in Prague. However, what makes this statue great is the view it has over Prague. Take the time to visit this statue because the view from it is stunning.
Written July 31, 2019
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JohnCarter
Halesowen, UK5,109 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Lovely statue of the old President near to Prague Castle and you also get some amazing panoramic review of Prague from nearby.
Written July 9, 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK609,423 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
If your visiting the wonderful Prague Castle your sure to spot this fantastic statue to Tomas Garrique Masaryk.
Tomas Garrique Masaryk ( 1850 _ 1937 ) was a politician who advocated the reformation of the Austro - Hungarian monarchy into a a federal state ,he later became president of Czechoslovakia ,the statue is very well detailed and in a very prominent position in the main courtyard before entering the castle district.
Well worth checking out if your planning a holiday to Prague.
Written April 22, 2019
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AAHolt
United States3,477 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
Nice monument to a beloved figure...Tomas Garrique Masaryk, the former president of Czechoslovakia. The monument is relatively easy to get to. There is also a great view of Prague near the monument.
Written July 21, 2018
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
On our last trip to Prague I was surprised to see a row of wooden structures on the street just below the presiden'ts statue.
There used to be a small band playing old Czech song at different times and I was always happy to see them perform there.

This time the new ugly brown wooden structures - stores perhaps, selling cheap stuff, souvenirs. Next to the president's statue ! Really?

What a pity! It considerably cheapens the beautiful spot ...
Written October 18, 2017
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J Teo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2,508 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
Ironically, on the steps overlooking the Matthias Gate is a monument to Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the founder of the Czechoslovakia republic after the abolishment of monarchy in the Austrian-Hungary empire. A symbol of democracy steps away from the symbol of an empire. I wonder if the monument has been placed exactly on the spot looking on the Castle for a reason.
Before you head in the Castle, take a moment on the square and enjoy the view overlooking the city. This is one of the many beautiful vantage points in the Hradčany District but can be the most busy during peak summer months. I was lucky enough to arrived in the evening when the space is far quieter.
Written December 8, 2016
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
My husband and I spend considerable amount of time in the Hradcany area in July.
We strolled around in no hurry, taking in the much familiar views.
The statue of Tomas Garrique is one of them.

During this visit, I was also hoping to see and hear the band, that provided traditional entertainment always from the same spot, at the foot of the statue.
They played old Czech songs. A nice performance...
Sadly, they were not there. I hope they return...

The statue is a nice photo opportunity, don't miss it ...
Written August 11, 2016
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BhawaniPathania
Mumbai, India3,757 contributions
Jul 2016 • Business
The statue stands tall in the castle district looking down upon the city of Prague. Apart from a very revered and loved man, he also was reputed to be a great administrator.

The statue is well maintained. Great photo opportunity and also offers a phenomenal view of the city below.
Written July 16, 2016
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