Wenceslas Monument
Wenceslas Monument
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The area
Neighbourhood: Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred metres long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theatres. National Theatre near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
How to get there
  • Museum • 2 min walk
  • I.P.Pavlova • 6 min walk
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania13,009 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
In the Vaclav square - in the center of Prague - there is the statue of King Wencelas - or Vaclav (the "Good") - duke/king of Bohemia in the early 900's.
King Vaclav - was sanctified by catholic church and became the patron saint and protector of the Czech people.
He has a very interesting - and tragic - story as he got assassinated by his brother Boleslav the "Cruel".
The monument that can be found today in the center of Prague consist of several statues - on top is the equestrian statue of King Vaclav - and to his left (as you face the statue) is his wife Ludmilla (she had also a tragic fate, being also assassinated).
The monument is definitely suiting the memory of the great King - and when you visit the Vaclav square you can definitely stop here for a few pics.
Written 14 January 2024
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Robyn-and-John
Australia2,314 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
What a beautiful square looking along the old historic buildings toward the National Museum. The square was founded by Charles IV in 1348 and is still a thriving centre.
Written 11 September 2023
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Cristinel
Romania200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Very impressive statuary group dedicated to King Wenceslas. Very well located in front of National Museum and watching the shopping boulevard. It worth a stop by and couple a minutes of look, trying to admire all the architectural details.
Written 17 August 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK6,19,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
My twin brother Stephen were enjoying hot wines in Wenceslas Square Christmas Market and as a great backdrop to this Christmas market is the stunning Narodni Museum and this statue in honour of Wenceslas .
Wenceslas Monument was sculptured by Josef Vaclav Myslbek,a great equestrian statue depicting Saint Wenceslas astride his horse around the statue of Saint Wenceslas are four statues of the saints Ludmilla,Agnes Of Bohemia,Prokop and Adalbert Of Prague ,these four statues were sculptured by Alois Dryak ,there's an inscription that translates to " Saint Wenceslas. ,Duke Of The Czech Lands ,Prince Of Ours ,Do Not Let Perish Us Nor Our Descendants " ,a powerful message indeed,it's a great statue and well worth seeking out if you're planning a holiday to Prague.
Written 24 April 2023
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Alex F
The Villages, FL1,526 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Many monuments around the City. High up in a hill, overlooking the Plaza. Not to crowded, just across the National Museum . Plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.
Written 11 April 2023
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia4,738 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
It is an imposing statue at the top of the Wenceslas square under the National museum. It is of Wenceslas, the Duke of Bohemia. It was done by Josef Václav Myslbek. It is surrounded by 4 Czech Patron saints.
Its a great statue and well worth a look and some photos when you're in the square.
Written 31 March 2023
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada1,044 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Fitting for the patron saint of the Bohemian Region, the placement within the modern town is perfect. Placed in front of their architectural icon of a museum at the centre of Prague's New Town, the statue is a great representation of how far Czech Republic has developed as a country.
Written 4 January 2023
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Jo K
Worcester, UK6,700 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Right outside the exit from museum metro is the statue. At the top of the big shopping area in Prague. Great area to stay if you are staying in the city. I’d pick this area
Written 24 September 2022
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,849 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Business
This monument is very large. It’s at the top of the hill in front of the museum. It’s a guy on a horse. It’s well made. Nothing was in English so I don’t know what he did.
Written 11 June 2022
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK6,19,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
Wenceslas Square is probably one of the big tourist square's in Prague ,outside the wonderful National Museum is Wenceslas Monument .
Wenceslas Monument is the most famous statue in Prague,sculptured by Josef Vaclav Myslbek,this staue depicts Saint Wenceslas astride his steed ,it's a really eye catching equestrian statue ,very animated ,there are four other well detailed statues around the saint ,Saint Ludmilla,Saint Agnes Of Bohemia,Saint Prokop and Saint Adalbert Of Prague ,these amazing statues are placed on the very impressive base sculptured by Alois Dryak, the inscription translates " Saint Wenceslas ,Duke of the Czech lands,prince of ours,do not let perish us nor our descendants ",it's such a wonderful looking statue ,even at 2am in the morning as my twin brother were heading to some pubs in the Old Town people were still getting selfie photos took with this statue,it's a wonderful statue well worth checking out if you're planning to visit Prague and easy to locate on Wenceslas Square.
Written 3 May 2022
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