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Vítkov Hill

(Czech: Vítkov)

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Vítkov is a hill (271 m) in the center of Prague in Žižkov district. Vítkov Hill, almost entirely covered with parks, has played a role in several important events in Czech history (the most in the Hussite wars). 

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The decisive Battle of Vítkov Hill took place on 14 July 1420, when the Hussite forces with Jan Žižka defeated the Sigismund's (Holy Roman Emperor) army.

Video: The Vítkov National Monument

From 1938, in honor of the World War I Czechoslovak legionaries, is The National Monument on top of Vítkov Hill. After 1948, The National Monument was used to promote the Communist regime and between 1954-1962 it housed the mausoleum of Klement Gottwald.

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Žižkov, Vítkov Hill, Prague

Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours

Getting there
Křižíkova (Prague Metro LINE B) 457 m
Invalidovna (Prague Metro LINE B) 476 m
Public Toilets nearby: 440 m
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