Jan Hus Monument, Prague

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The Jan Hus Memorial stands at one end of Old Town Square, Prague in the Czech Republic. The huge monument depicts victorious Hussite warriors and Protestants who were forced into exile 200 years after Hus, and a young mother who symbolises national rebirth. The monument was so large that the sculptor designed and built his own villa and studio where the work could be carried out. It was unveiled in 1915 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Jan Hus' martyrdom. The memorial was designed by Ladislav Šaloun and paid for solely by public donations.Born in 1369, Hus became an influential religious thinker, philosopher, and reformer in Prague. He was a key predecessor to the Protestant movement of the sixteenth century. In his works he criticized religious moral decay of the Catholic Church. Accordingly, the Czech patriot Hus believed that mass should be given in the vernacular, or local language, rather than in Latin. He was inspired by the teachings of John Wycliffe. In the following century, Hus was followed by many other reformers - e.g. Martin Luther, John Calvin and Huldrych Zwingli. Hus was ultimately condemned by the Council of Constance and burned at the stake in 1415. This led to the Hussite Wars.
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  • This monument is located in the old town square. This sample to their facing the Cathedral of Ntra. Mrs. de Tyn is one side surrounded by Hussite warriors and in the other side of a group of people representing the Czechs who had to leave the country when they were defeated the Protestants at the battle of white mountain
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  • The statue of John Hus is the square of the old city and was unveiled in 1915 to the 500-year-old to commemorate martyrdom of John Hus. During the Communist era, people often sit around the monument to subtle to protest against the regime.
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  • It is a statue located in the center of the old town square. And so I went to the end of the year around with various events, was not looking so good for the image itself.
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  • Huge monument in old town square. Impressive to look at and walk around. Thankfully benches all the way around it to rest and take in everything going on in the square
  • Lots of history and significance to this monument. Easy to find and enjoy while in the main square - make sure to google it or ask your walking guide about it as it is an important part of Pragues history. Hard to miss, and worth a stop.
  • Prague is without a doubt, one of the most captivating and beautiful places on earth. Intriguing in every way.
  • Please search for “Jan Hus” and what he has done in his life! Inspirational person.
  • Neat monument and great view of the beginning area of the main street.

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