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“Very serene out of hours”

National Monument at Vitkov
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Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very serene out of hours”
Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

My partner and I climbed the Hill to the Vitkov National Monument on a Monday having spent our entire weekend in the Old Town and Jewish quarter. The area is a bit odd and we weren't sure if we were in the right place until we got there. It's away from the main tourist area and poorly signposted.

So we finally arrived to find it is closed on Mondays so this review doesn't cover what is inside! However I would still recommend going on Monday. The monument is huge and very photogenic when there are no crowds. It makes for a very serene and reflective moment to sit on the steps and gaze over the Prague skyline with only your thoughts for company. Highly recommended if you've spent the weekend surrounded by crowds and traffic.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Not to be missed!”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

I was in this museum only last year and went back this month. For so many years I visited Prague and this building was closed up and in quite a bad way. A few years ago it was being restpred and now it's open. Don't miss this museum for a fascination insight into Czech history! Fantastic roof top cafe! Coffee / cake and beers etc so you won't get lunch...

Visited August 2012
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Prague, Czech Republic
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Best view to whole of Prague city center”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Near the center but the greatest prospect in Prague.

Visited May 2012
Thank Lesick
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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Lovely view”
Reviewed May 13, 2012

Interesting place, pleasant walk and lovely view of the city.

Thank Magda O
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“An unexpected gem”
Reviewed November 25, 2011

This is both a fascinating and somewhat bizarre museum and monument... it includes a moving display honoring the Czech experiences in WWI and WWII, as well as the clearest history of Czech political history from the 1920's through 1980's that we found. However, also make sure you do not miss visiting the underground laboratory where the Communist President's body was embalmed and prepared for public display!

Visited November 2011
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