Probably the most identifiable landmark on Wenceslas Square (after the National Museum), the statue of St. Wenceslas is a meeting place for locals as well as an historical gathering point for events important to the city or country. The statue was witness to both the founding of the independent Czechoslovakia in 1918 as well as to the massive demonstrations that brought down the communist regime in 1989.
Crafted by Josef Vaclav Myslbek, the statue is 5.5 metres tall. Standing next to Wenceslas are other Czech patron saints: St. Ludmila on the left, St. Agnes behind her, St. Procopius on the right and St. Adalbert behind him. The monument’s inspiring inscription reads: “St. Wenceslas, Duke of Bohemia, our Prince, don´t let neither us, nor those in the future, die.”