The Memorial to the victims of Communism (Czech: Pomník obětem komunismu) is a series of statues in Prague commemorating the victims of the communist era between 1948 and 1989. It is located at the base of Petřín hill, Újezd street in the Malá Strana or the Lesser Town area.
It was unveiled on the 22 May 2002, twelve years after the fall of communism in the Eastern Bloc, and is the work of Czech sculptor Olbram Zoubek and architects Jan Kerel and Zdeněk Holzel. It was supported by the local council and Confederation of Political Prisoners (KPV).
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Graham Berry | Mar 19, 2018
Read the history prior to visiting so you can appreciate the art and what it symbolises. I visited the memorial during the day and evening and personally I preferred the evening not just for the photography, there was a different feeling to it during the evening. Maybe the fact that the surrounding area is in darkness and you can't see the neglect, maybe the darkness helps portray the dark times. Make your own minds up! However, I urge you to be respectful.
Josh Garrett | Jan 28, 2018
The monument was interesting and seemed very thought-provoking, but the surrounding park lacked the needed environment to really make the monument seem like more than an afterthought.
Lee Hook | Jan 19, 2018
I like the bronze statues hower the area immediately around them feels a bit neglected. Theres graffiti etc and some safety tape. Worth a look if your in the area.
Carlos Villalobos | Jan 18, 2018
Memorial to the Victims of Communism. Probably the best, but most tragic monument in Prague. Worth a visit and pay some respect.
Satdeep Gill | Apr 26, 2018
It's the first time I saw such a monument which is dedicated to the victims of Communism.
Ben Park | Jul 31, 2018
Touching memorial. It did seem odd that all the victims were so similar. Some diversity could have had a stronger message in my humble opinion. The benches and flowers around the memorial are quite nice and are a perfect place to sit down. There is a unique serpent fountain there where you can press a button to see the snakes spit. Many were using the fountain to drink.
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