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Statua di Jan Palach, Rome

Statua di Jan Palach - Rome, Italy
Statua di Jan Palach
via di Jan Palach, Rome, Italy 00196Map
Neighborhood: Prati - Clodia - Trionfale - Foro Italico
Overview

The statue of Jan Palach stands in the long narrow square named after him in the Olympic village. Palach was the 21-year-old Czech philosophy student who set fire to himself in 1969 as a protest against the Soviet occupation of his country. The sculpture is the work of Vittorio di Colbertaldo and was completed in 1970. It is placed on a high base and made entirely from bronze. It shows the student wrapped completely in flames as he throws his arms to heaven in a sign of hope.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: Ottaviano-S. Pietro
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