Jan Hus Memorial (Pomník mistra Jana Husa), Prague
Staroměstske náměstí, Prague 110 00
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The monument to Jan Hus stands in the center of Old Town Square. It was sculpted by Ladislav Saloun and unveiled in July 1915 ... More
Jan Hus Memorial (Pomník mistra Jana Husa)
The monument to Jan Hus stands in the center of Old Town Square. It was sculpted by Ladislav Saloun and unveiled in July 1915 on the 500th anniversary of Hus' death. Jan Hus (1369-1415) was a Czech theologian and preacher who became Rector of Charles University in 1403. He drew attention to the poor social conditions in the city and criticised the funding of the Papal Wars. He was tried for heresy in 1415 and burnt at the stake, thus becoming a Czech martyr and national hero whose death is celebrated with a national holiday on July 6th each year
The famous artiste Wolfgang Mozart loved visiting Prague, where on at least two occasions he stayed at the secluded villa
of his friends Josefa and Frantisek Xavier Dusek. Now a small museum and concert hall, the Duseks' Villa Bertamka ...
Rising from the Old Town side of Charles Bridge, this Gothic, pointy tipped structure (built in 1373) is flanked by
sculptures of St. Vitus and Charles IV. It is open to the public and offers excellent views of the ...
Built between the 11th and 18th centuries, the Old Town, the Lesser Town and the New Town speak of the
great architectural and cultural influence enjoyed by this city since the Middle Ages. The many magnificent monuments, such as ...
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