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Overpowering the center of Old Town Square is the large green memorial statue dedicated to Jan Hus. Born in 1370, Jan Hus quickly became a local religious leader in Prague. He started butting heads with the Vatican in Rome when he began doing Catholic mass in the local language instead of in Latin which started the Protestant movement Prague called the Hussite Movement in his honor. Finding him guilty of being a heretic by the Catholic church in 1415, Jan Hus was burned alive at the steak and the Protestants were sent on exile from Prague which lasted over 200 years. Roughly 100 years after his death, Jan Hus helped to inspire Martin Luther as he broke his group of followers off into the Lutheran sect of Protestantism.
The Jan Hus Memorial in Old Town Square was completed on 1915 on the 500th anniversary of his’ death. The memorial has a statue of an anonymous young woman representing the rebirth of the Czech Nation. The other statue on the monument is of Jan Hus representing moral authority as he chose to give his life rather than give up his beliefs. Hus had been a symbol of standing up to the powerful Vatican and by the early 1900’s young people of Prague really began to embrace him again as they were standing up to their oppressive Habsburgs rulers. We find the Jan Hus Memorial to be the most beautiful statue on this free Prague walking tour of Old Town.

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Prague, Czech Republic

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50.0755381, 14.43780049999998

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