It was the first Czechoslovak president Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, who commissioned the building of a monumental memorial of Czech statesmanship on Vítkov hill. Although its purpose had changed a lot during the wild history of the 20th century, the statue of Jan Žižka in front of the monument has always watched over the city as its guard.

This impressive memorial building stands on the edge of Vítkov hill, towering above Karlín and Žižkov, in a beautiful park full of trees and hidden benches with perfect views of the city. Inside, there are breathtaking halls, which show the importance it once had in the era of the First Republic - marble, high quality wood and chrome, high ceilings and long corridors. The state took great pride in the memorial until the Communists came to power in 1948. The monumental building caught their eye and it later became a mausoleum where the first Communist president Klement Gottwald was interred.

After the Velvet Revolution, Vítkov underwent a successful reconstruction and became a historical museum with a wonderful panoramic terrace and a small café. You should go inside the building to experience its wonderfully specific vibe to the fullest. It’s not just a permanent exhibition of Czech statehood but the interior on its own that is worth seeing.

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