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Václavák

Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí), Václavské náměstí, Praha 1 - Nové Město, 110 00

When?

3. 11. 2017 – 29. 12. 2017

The exhibition shows the transformation of the square over time.

Wenceslas Square was founded in 1348 as part of the founding of the New Town of Prague. It was originally a horse market and did not get the name Wenceslas Square until 1848 when it was changed to Svatováclavské náměstí and later shortened to Václavské náměstí.

It has been the scene of several significant events in Czech history including the reading of the declaration of an independent Czechoslovakia in 1918 and the Velvet Revolution demonstrations in 1989.

The statue of St Wenceslas was built by Josef Václav Myslbek between 1887 and 1924. It replaced a stone statue of St Wenceslas by Jan Jiří Bendl from 1680.

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