Prague in Pictures: National Memorial on Vítkov Hill

Things to Do — By Jacy Meyer on September 15, 2010 at 4:04 am

Head out to Prague 3 and climb Vítkov Hill for a look at what’s supposedly the largest equestrian statue in the world. The warrior sitting on top is our own Hussite leader Jan Žižka, for whom the Prague 3 neighborhood of Žižkov is named. Weighing in at nearly 17 tons, and standing nine meters tall (without the pedestal) he’s a commanding presence. Czech sculptor Bohumil Kafka began working on the statue in the 1930s but the outbreak of World War II interrupted it. It was finally completed in 1950. Check back Friday to learn more about the building behind the statue.

Photo by Jacy Meyer

Tags: memorial, park, statue

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  • Bill says:

    it’s not the largest equestrian statue in the world! statue of Genghis Khan in Mongolia is the largest 40m high! you can google it

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