The “National Memorial on the Vítkov Hill” has a special history. It was built between 1928-1938 to honour the army of Czechoslovakia, later it was extended to honour the resistance against the Nazis as well. After 1948 it was used to promote the national ideology (during communism) and leaders of the communist party were buried here. The memorial was slowly forgotten, but in the start of the 21st century money was spent on the National Memorial, it came in under the management of the National Museum and in 2009 it was opened again to the public.
The name of the permanent exhibition at the National Memorial is “Crossroads of Czech and Czechoslovak Statehood.” The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
National Memorial on the Vítkov Hill
U Památníku 1900, 130 00 Praha 3
How to get to the National Memorial?
Travel with bus 175 or 133 from Florenc to Tachovské náměstí station, then left up along the tunnel to Karlín
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