The Lennon Wall or John Lennon Wall is a wall in Prague, Czech Republic. Since the 1980s, this once-typical wall has been filled with John Lennon–inspired graffiti, lyrics from Beatles' songs, and designs relating to local and global causes.
Located in a small and secluded square across from the French Embassy, the wall had been decorated by love poems and short messages against the regime since 1960s. It received its first decoration connected to John Lennon—a symbol of freedom, western culture, and political struggle—following the 1980 assassination of John Lennon when an unknown artist painted a single image of the singer-songwriter and some lyrics.
Holger Stridde | May 14, 2018
Quiet disappointing this place. I excepted a strong connection to John Lennon, the Beatles or at least some art. For me it was neither of that. It is a colorful wall with uncountable tags of different sprayers over each other. On the very top you see at some point a little bit of John Lennon sprayed with a jig or alike, that’s it. Maybe some of the Czech texts have a deeper meaning and I just didn’t understand it. With my knowledge of languages and art it was not worth the visit.
Cinthia Olveda | May 15, 2018
Instead of John Lennon’s phrases you will find thousands of marks from tourists with their names and date they visited the wall. Also tons of young university students trying to take selfies. I was expecting some nice graffiti art with lyrics from John or the Beatles but hardly saw a few. The wall has kind of lost his historical meaning of freedom statements
Caitlin Morrow | May 13, 2018
Not my favorite attraction in Prague, but if you have time definitely check it out. It’s a great photo opportunity. The graffiti can change every day so definitely take some time to observe the art.
Chinua Chidi Ilobi | Mar 2, 2018
For what it is, it's pretty appeasing. I'm not one who's particularly into graffiti art, so this was never going to completely blow me away, but it is a visually appealing piece of art. The pastel colours used on the wall make it particularly pretty when the sun is shining. It's a nice cultural place to visit, but I would not set out more than half an hour of your day for it.
Shaun Merchant | May 17, 2018
Very cool place. Definitely recommend. Changes daily. You never know how it’s gonna look!
Praharsh Chandra | Jun 4, 2018
A very interesting structure near the Charles Bridge which is a must go for everyone who's here - especially if you're a Beatles and John Lennon fan. It's pretty amazing how few people grow beyond their field into something so much more - and read the wiki background while you are standing near it. It's very interesting. The visit will only take a minute - and please don't expect much as it's just a wall. Few of the images are for adults only - so take kids with proper guidance.
Amber Fandel | May 27, 2018
A cool little unexpected spot. Not far off the beaten path. This is a cool photo op. Pub nearby is not amazing. Good for photos though
MATIAS GODOY | May 30, 2018
Symbolic place in the old times of Prague. However, today is full of tourist and to get a good picture is rather difficult. Furthermore, the wall is not longer cared. It is only worth if you are around the area. Otherwise, I would suggest to visit one of the many other beautiful places in Prague.
Alex S | Jul 9, 2018
Not super connected with the man himself. However there is a great vibe with plenty of people taking photos and live music. There was even someone openly adding to the wall at the time of my visit. Not too crowded most of the time. Always best to go early morning if you want it to yourself. Defiantly worth checking out however.
G. K. Nordini | Jul 8, 2018
After pushing through the Prague Castle crowds and busy groups along Charles Bridge, this spot will feel like a different world entirely. There are still many tourists, but the road is quiet and tree-lined. A man plays accoustic covers of Beatles songs. He doesn't play well, and it's predictable. But it's not obnoxious, and the scene would be missing its touristy atmosphere without him. It would be just another grafitti covered wall. Americans can be recognized by their magnetic pull to the politically themed messages on the wall—targeting the current leader. Up and down the wall, strangers engage in conversation. In and of itself, the wall is not remarkable. The atmosphere it carries is unlike anywhere else in Prague, though, and this must be what draws us to it, again and again.
Ben Park | Jul 31, 2018
Giving it 4 stars just for the historical significance. Of course, it was an important political wall in the past. Today, it seems to just mimic the politica of today - random noise of individuals trying to be louder than the next resulting in a cacophony of abstract noise graffiti. What's surprising was the sheer number of tourists attracted to this attraction vs other attractions without even knowing the history of the wall.
Tereza Neubertová | Jul 7, 2018
I like the wall but there are people who are making the most of it in terms of business. Like singers who pretend that the Beatles are their life etc. I think it's worth going to see the wall. It's a part of the Czech culture for a reason, but don't contribute to people who see business behind everything, please.
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