White Crosses at Old Town Square in Prague, Czechia

There are twenty-seven of these white crosses embedded in the paving stones of Old Town Square to commemorate the execution on June 21, 1621, of twenty-seven nobles who took part in an uprising against the Habsburg Monarchy. 

Update: Please see the first comment below for more information on the crosses.

Photo taken: April 30, 2015. Prague, Czechia.


  1. Originally, until summer of 2015, there were twenty-seven crosses for twenty-seven really executed men.

    But in summer of previous year, very infamous (famous for problems) group called Ztohoven added there one another cross for one man that should had to be executed too but who was found dead before execution.


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