Prague Vitkov Memorial will turn into a modern museum

Prague National monument Vitkov is to be closed soon to be reconstructed. The National Museum has already submit a tender for the reconstruction.

The reconstruction will start at the end of April or beginning of May. It will take approximately two years, estimated costs are 230 million CZK. After the reconstruction the monument will turn into a modern history museum housing an exhibition called The Crossroads of Czech Statehood. Besides the museum a cafe with a panoramic view will be open in the memorial.

The monument was founded in the 30’s of the 20th century to commemorate the foundation of the Czechoslovakia and the bravery of Czech legionaries. At the communist period, it was used as a mausoleum of political leaders. Bronze statue of Jan Zizka, 9 meters high, will be renovated too.

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