Vitkov Hill is located in Stara Mesto, is historically significant location and symbol of the will of the Czech people in the face enemy superior number. All the attractions of this place more interesting to visit is not just for show. It will be very useful at least superficially review the history so that for you this the visit had a deeper meaning than to see Prague from above a hill and take a couple of shots of a one-eyed horseman with a club in the hand.
The content of the article
- 1 turns hill
- 2 Historical background
- 3 Information to visit
- 4 On the map
The hill is a turning point in the Hussite wars, when the army Taborites, led by Jan ижižka, defended the strategically important tall and not allowed the crusaders of Sigismund to complete the encirclement Prague.
If you are not a connoisseur of history, now this phrase has sounded for you as a gibberish, from which it is clear that someone with someone was cut If you do not delve into the details, it will remain for you incomprehensible what is so special about this hill and monument.
Monument to Jan ижižka, Vitkov Hill, Prague
Read about Jan Hus, why his burning gave impetus Hussite Wars and why Taborites, and cups fought off five crusades of five neighboring states. Who is Jan Zizka and why his name is found all over the Czech Republic. What is Comrade Sigismund and why he needed Prague – everything is damn interesting and – “based on real events.”
Winding Hill – a place of military glory, so everything is cultural significant objects here are military. They are all located in the National a memorial that includes a huge building and a monument to Jan Zizka. Around the memorial is a park with footpaths and several viewing platforms.
For me it was a surprise that such a serious place completely graffiti is drawn, with absolutely garbage quality – it seems With patriotism and respect, Czech youth is much worse off than we have.
Jan ижižka – commander, gusit, national hero of the Czech Republic, lived in 1360-1424 July 14, 1420 personally led the defense Vitkov the hill where the Hussites and townspeople fought off the Crusaders. This win violated the plans of Emperor Sigismund for the encirclement of Prague and introduced contention in the ranks of the Crusaders, which ultimately resulted in the defeat of all The first crusade.
The monument to Jan ижižka on Vitkov Hill is one of the most serious objects of cultural heritage, as well as the third in the world in their sizes among equestrian statues. The monument was solemnly presented on July 14, 1950, on the anniversary of the Battle of Vitkovo mountain.
The memorial complex on Vitkov Hill was built in 1929-1933 years in memory of the Czech soldiers who died during the First World War. It was expanded after the Second World War, and from the 54th to 62 years here in general, there was the mausoleum of Clement Gottwald – the president and head Communist Party of the Czech Republic. The body was cleaned and cremated due to the fact that embalming failed, well, and by that time already complete the course was a struggle with the cult of personality.
Information to visit
The entrance to the park and the square at the memorial is round the clock and is free.
Entrance to the memorial at different times of the year in different ways. April to October is open from 10:00 to 18:00, weekends on Monday and Tuesday. From November to March it works the same, but the weekend is Monday – Wednesday.
- exposition of the memorial and the observation deck on the roof – 120 CZK
- Exposure only – 80 CZK
- only viewing – 80 CZK
On the map
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