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Upside-Down Statue of King Wenceslas Riding a Dead Horse

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Well worth seeking out shopping centre opposite Grand Europe hotel. Shopping arcade architecture... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Because of its peculiarity, I tried hard looking for it. Without any Inet data on my mobile, I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alfred O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We would have missed this except for Rick Steve’s description as to how to find it. It is in a sort of mall just off Wenceslas Square and yes, worth the trip to see it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth seeking out shopping centre opposite Grand Europe hotel. Shopping arcade architecture worth a visit a few cafes and bars there

Thank Ravenshead
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because of its peculiarity, I tried hard looking for it. Without any Inet data on my mobile, I relied on my memory concerning its location. I knew it's near Wenceslas Square, near Starbucks and near Jan Palach Memorial. When I almost surrendered searching for it,...More

Thank Alfred O
Reviewed 19 August 2018

One of the many scultures in the city by Prague-born artist David Cerny, this was probably our favorite. Located in the Lucerna Palace shopping arcade, this is Cerny's unique take on the famous St. Wenceslas statue in nearby Wenceslas Square. Our walking tour took us...More

1  Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 18 August 2018

I would say this is a don't miss it visit for anyone who enjoys unique artwork. We were made aware of this hanging statue by our Rick Steve's Prague guide. One of the reasons to always carry some type of one. Fairly easy to find,...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Took a bit of finding in a shopping arcade but worth the effort One of the many strange statues in Prague.

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Yes, it was difficult to find. Even when we asked for directions from the locals many did not know of its location. It is a sculpture created by David Cerny. Have fun locating it.

Thank under65
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We had an apartment around the corner, so we walked through this passage almost everyday, loved this sculpture and enjoyed many of the stores and cafes in the passage, especially the wine store, the movie theater and the great coffee shop.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Not sure why they've sat Wenceslas on an upside down horse though it is certainly an amusing talking point.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 30 June 2018

I would say, if you are close by to the center, do not miss this interesting hidden sculpture in Lucerna Palace Galery! A huge dead upside down horse is hanged from its legs with the King on it!!!

2  Thank Arcan A
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Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred metres long, Wenceslas Square
represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of
the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the
square watches over your spending spree in countless
shops and retail stores lining the entire square,
which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping
street. When tired or broke, you can explore the
city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town
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