Obelisk (Prague Castle)

Obelisk in Prague, Czech Republic

The obelisk at Prague Castle is a granite monolith and World War I memorial designed by Jože Plečnik, installed at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic. It stands 16 meters high. It is located in the Third Castle Courtyard.

The obelisk was donated by Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. It was erected in late 1928 to mark the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the First Czechoslovak Republic. The obelisk was originally to have been much larger, but while it was being transported to its intended location in 1928, it broke in two, and only part could be salvaged.

References

  1. ^ a b "Prague Castle – III. Courtyard with the seat of the president of the Republic". Prague City Line. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  2. ^ a b Damjan Prelovšek (1997). Architectura perennis. p.:129. ISBN:0300069537.
  3. ^ John Steele Gordon (2016). Washington's Monument: And the Fascinating History of the Obelisk. ISBN:1620406527.

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