John Lennon Wall, Prague

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Once a major source of irritation for the country's Communist regime, John Lennon Wall remains an important symbol of Prague's struggle for democracy. Young Czechs started writing their grievances here in the early 1980s, often clashing with security police on a nearby bridge. The wall lost its political edge in the 1990s and today features mostly John Lennon-inspired graffiti and fragments of well-known Beatles songs. The wall is a continuous work in progress, each new attempt to whitewash it simply providing tourists with a blank canvas on which to add more peace messages, drawings, and poems. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Prague holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the John Lennon Wall and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Was not sure what to expect- art, visitors, music all around this amazing mural. Tucked away, but a great walk to find.  more »
  • Cool place to visit to read the political slogans and views of people. I wish people would stop ruining it by writing craps like ????? was here or ere as most actually write. It's losing it's appeal a...  more »
  • On this wall are several images of John Lennon, various decorations, texts and comments of tourists. A colourful whole. Nice detail with faces that come out of the wall. Very busy, but fun to combine with the John Lennon cafe that a little further. You can enjoy a beer.
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  • For what it is, it's pretty appeasing. I'm not one who's particularly into graffiti art, so this was never going to completely blow me away, but it is a visually appealing piece of art. The pastel colours used on the wall make it particularly pretty when the sun is shining. It's a nice cultural place to visit, but I would not set out more than half an hour of your day for it.
  • An historic place that has almost completely lost it's real meaning. A place that is now filled with loads of turists that leave their mark, but it's not why the wall is here for... On the bright side you can make a social media picture and get likes 🤣
  • Cool place to visit to read the political slogans and views of people. I wish people would stop ruining it by writing craps like ????? was here or ere as most actually write. It's losing it's appeal and history behind it when people destroy it like this. Keep it real, keep the political theme.
  • Make your way here after you've fought with a million tourists while crossing the charles bridge. The alleyways around this place are quaint and cute, and are as much fun as the main wall itself. The graffiti keeps changing is what I'm told, and it is a great place for a photo-op!
  • We found the wall by accident after we crossed charles bridge after walking in the alleys. the graffiti on the wall was dedicated originally for John Lennon and The Beatles. You will find some paintings expressing opinions against politicians like Donald Trump and calls for peace. I really enjoyed the meaning of all the paintings on it. Nice little place to take cool pictures and explore urban art.
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