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Address: Zhizhkovo nam. | Žižka Square, Tabor 390 01, Czech Republic
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statue of Jan Zizka in Tabor CZ

If you are visiting Tabor and are interested in the life of Jan Hus, the C14th Bohemian religious reformer, then you must see this imposing statue of his lieutenant Jan Zizka... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2016
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Tabor, Czech Republic
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Tabor, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

If you are visiting Tabor and are interested in the life of Jan Hus, the C14th Bohemian religious reformer, then you must see this imposing statue of his lieutenant Jan Zizka (pronounced Zhizhka), who invented an early form of tank during the Thirty Years War. The Hussites were defeated militarily, but their ideas lived on in the history of Protestantism.... More 

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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Jan Zizka was the main leader of the hussit movement. Notice the circles on the sides of this statue. In every circle you can see one year of Zizka's victorious battle!

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Thank Daj R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This statue underscores the historical trace of the beautiful square in Tabor city.Mr. Zizka is iconic person from czech history and founder of this city!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We saw this monument of Jan Zizka a while back on our way to the church, did not now the history of Jan Zizka back then

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Visited with the children and took some pictures. As on many of the city centers in Czech Republic the square is where most of the action can be found. In tábor it is a monument for Jan Zizka.

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Tabor, Czech Republic
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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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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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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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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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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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