Prague Sights

Statue of St. Wenceslas

  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)
  • Statue of St. Wenceslas, Wenceslas Square, Nové MÄ›sto (New Town) and VyÅ¡ehrad, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.

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Published 12/17/2015

Fodor's Review

Josef Václav Myslbek's impressive equestrian representation of St. Wenceslas with other Czech patron saints around him has been a traditional meeting place for locals for years ("Let's meet at the horse" as the expression goes). In 1939, Czechs gathered here to oppose Hitler's annexation of Bohemia and Moravia. In 1969, student Jan Palach set himself on fire near here to protest the Soviet-led invasion of the country a year earlier. And in 1989, many thousands successfully gathered here and all along the square to demand the end of the communist government.

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Václavské nám., Prague, Praha, 110 00, Czech Republic

Published 12/17/2015

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