National Monument in Vítkov

The National Monument on top of Vítkov hill in Prague‘s Žižkov. District belongs among the most important buildings connected to the development of Czechoslovak/Czech statehood.

It includes the equestrian statue of Jan Žižka, the third largest bronze equestrian statue in the world. The statue was built in honor of Žižka, who in the Battle of Vítkov Hill in 1420 defeated king Sigismund. The Monument also includes the Ceremonial Hall, an exhibition entitled Crossroads of Czech and Czechoslovak Statehood, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and other exhibition halls.


A stolperstein from German. Literally “stumbling stone”, metaphorically a “stumbling block”) is a cobblestone-size (10 by 10 centimetres). Concrete cube bearing a brass plate inscribed with the name and life dates of victims of Nazi extermination or persecution.

Castle Stairs

The stairs, that date back to the 17th century. Geographically divide Hradčany from the Lesser Town. Now serve as the most frequent and scenic way up to Prague Castle.

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