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Upside-Down Statue of King Wenceslas Riding a Dead Horse

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David Cerny Masterpiece!

One of the many scultures in the city by Prague-born artist David Cerny, this was probably our... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
In the Lucerna Arcade a David Cerney masterpiece.

I would say this is a don't miss it visit for anyone who enjoys unique artwork. We were made aware... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the many scultures in the city by Prague-born artist David Cerny, this was probably our favorite. Located in the Lucerna Palace shopping arcade, this is Cerny's unique take on the famous St. Wenceslas statue in nearby Wenceslas Square. Our walking tour took us...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I would say this is a don't miss it visit for anyone who enjoys unique artwork. We were made aware of this hanging statue by our Rick Steve's Prague guide. One of the reasons to always carry some type of one. Fairly easy to find,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a bit of finding in a shopping arcade but worth the effort One of the many strange statues in Prague.

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, it was difficult to find. Even when we asked for directions from the locals many did not know of its location. It is a sculpture created by David Cerny. Have fun locating it.

Thank under65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an apartment around the corner, so we walked through this passage almost everyday, loved this sculpture and enjoyed many of the stores and cafes in the passage, especially the wine store, the movie theater and the great coffee shop.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Not sure why they've sat Wenceslas on an upside down horse though it is certainly an amusing talking point.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 30 June 2018

I would say, if you are close by to the center, do not miss this interesting hidden sculpture in Lucerna Palace Galery! A huge dead upside down horse is hanged from its legs with the King on it!!!

2  Thank Arcan A
Reviewed 26 June 2018

A hanging statue is not a common thing to see everywhere. This statue is hanging inside the Lucerna Palace shopping mall. If you visit Prague, find this place; it's fun. I liked the novelty of making such a statue.

1  Thank HamishKer
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Okay, the horse is upside down and Wenceslas wasn't a king but really it's a matter of perspective, isn't it? There are two thoughts as to what the artist was trying to convey which are: Czechs no longer revere their past and history and that...More

Thank Sam L
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Go into the shopping mall, the Lucerna Arcade from the street of Vodikcova less than 100 metres from Wenceslas Square to find this weird sculpture showing the King riding an upside-down horse. I couldn’t figure it out, but it’s worth seeing to see if you...More

Thank mikesierra
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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
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