Prague Monuments and Memorials

Prague is littered with monuments, memorials and plaques so here are a few of them. I tell the stories on the walking tours.
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On Wenceslas Square 30 metres down from the horse is the plaque to Jan Palach and Jan Zajic who both self-immolated in 1969.

On Wenceslas Square 30 metres down from the horse is the plaque to Jan Palach and Jan Zajic who both self-immolated in 1969.

The 17.11.1989 plaque commemorating the location in Narodni (New Town) where the protesting students first fought with the security services and triggered the Velvet Revolution.

The 17.11.1989 plaque commemorating the location in Narodni (New Town) where the protesting students first fought with the security services and triggered the Velvet Revolution.

Woodrow Wilson was a supporter of the formation of Czechoslovakia. The original statue was unveiled in 1928, torn down by the Nazis and reinstalled in 2011. It's in front of the Prague Main Train Station which on the Czech Monopoly board is called "Wilsonovo".

Woodrow Wilson was a supporter of the formation of Czechoslovakia. The original statue was unveiled in 1928, torn down by the Nazis and reinstalled in 2011. It's in front of the Prague Main Train Station which on the Czech Monopoly board is called "Wilsonovo".

Less than 100 metres from Wenceslas Square. Josef Jungmann was at the forefront of the Czech Reformist movement and almost single-handedly reconstructed the written Czech language as we know it today.

Less than 100 metres from Wenceslas Square. Josef Jungmann was at the forefront of the Czech Reformist movement and almost single-handedly reconstructed the written Czech language as we know it today.

The monument to Czech pilots who fought in the second world war. It's opposite the Malostranska metro station.

The monument to Czech pilots who fought in the second world war. It's opposite the Malostranska metro station.

The 911 Firefighter Monument on Kampa, close to Charles Bridge.

The 911 Firefighter Monument on Kampa, close to Charles Bridge.

In several location in the city you'll find the reference to "unknown fighter" who died in the first week of May 1945.

In several location in the city you'll find the reference to "unknown fighter" who died in the first week of May 1945.

At Prague Castle in the South Gardens. It marks the spot where the regents landed after being thrown from the third floor window. It became known as the second defenstration of Prague.

At Prague Castle in the South Gardens. It marks the spot where the regents landed after being thrown from the third floor window. It became known as the second defenstration of Prague.

At Prague Castle, the people who worked there and died during the second world war.

At Prague Castle, the people who worked there and died during the second world war.

An example of a memorial to an individual killed on May 5th 1945 by the occupying Nazis in the last week of occupation.

An example of a memorial to an individual killed on May 5th 1945 by the occupying Nazis in the last week of occupation.


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The monument to Czech pilots who fought in the second world war. It's opposite the Malostranska metro station.

The monument to Czech pilots who fought in the second world war. It's opposite the Malostranska metro station.

Picture taken at the Church of Our Lady Victorious in the Lesser Town the week after Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Picture taken at the Church of Our Lady Victorious in the Lesser Town the week after Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Less than 100 metres from Wenceslas Square. Josef Jungmann was at the forefront of the Czech Reformist movement and almost single-handedly reconstructed the written Czech language as we know it today.

Less than 100 metres from Wenceslas Square. Josef Jungmann was at the forefront of the Czech Reformist movement and almost single-handedly reconstructed the written Czech language as we know it today.

The Milada Horakova Memorial adjacent to the Czech Parliament. She was convicted of treason (conspiracy to overthrow the Communist regime) and executed 27th June 1950. Here we have the microphone the same as at the trial but Milada Horakova is portrayed as a Skylark.

The Milada Horakova Memorial adjacent to the Czech Parliament. She was convicted of treason (conspiracy to overthrow the Communist regime) and executed 27th June 1950. Here we have the microphone the same as at the trial but Milada Horakova is portrayed as a Skylark.

The 17.11.1989 plaque commemorating the location in Narodni (New Town) where the protesting students first fought with the security services and triggered the Velvet Revolution.

The 17.11.1989 plaque commemorating the location in Narodni (New Town) where the protesting students first fought with the security services and triggered the Velvet Revolution.

The Winston Churchill bust in Thunovska outside the British Embassy.

The Winston Churchill bust in Thunovska outside the British Embassy.

On Wenceslas Square 30 metres down from the horse is the plaque to Jan Palach and Jan Zajic who both self-immolated in 1969.

On Wenceslas Square 30 metres down from the horse is the plaque to Jan Palach and Jan Zajic who both self-immolated in 1969.

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