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National Monument at Vítkov

(Czech: Národní památník na Vítkově)

The National Monument on top of Vítkov Hill is a dominant symbol of Žižkov district and one of the most important buildings related to the development of Czechoslovak statehood.

The memorial building was built between 1928-1938 in honour of the Czechoslovak legionaries. 

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The National Monument includes the third largest bronze rider statue in the world, of Jan Žižka, who defeated Catholic forces led by King Sigismund in 1420 in the Battle of Vítkov Hill.

In 1953 the Central Committee decided to establish the Klement Gottwald Mausoleum in the Monument, which remained there until 1962.

In 2000, the National Memorial was acquired by the National Museum and after major restoration work, the Memorial was opened to the public on 29 October 2009.

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Žižkov, Vítkov Hill - The National Monument, Prague

Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours

Getting there
Křižíkova (Prague Metro LINE B) 365 m
Florenc (Prague Metro LINE B,C) 493 m
Public Toilets nearby: 350 m
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