Monument to Nikola Tesla in Prague

Monument to Nikola Tesla in Prague
Monument to Nikola Tesla in Prague

In one of the parks of the Dejvice district, bearing the name of the famous scientist, there is a monument to Nikola Tesla. Immediately after its opening, it entered the rating of the best attractions in the city. This is due to its architecture, shape and vibrant history.

Unique features of the sculpture

The monument is rightfully included in the rating of the most popular sights of Prague. The sculpture cost the city 4 million kroons. It is worth noting that part of the money was provided by sponsors. Initially, the opening of the monument was planned in 2006. The selected date was timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the birth of the scientist. However, for a number of reasons, the opening was postponed to the next year. It was attended not only by representatives of the local administration, but also by several officials from Zagreb.

The architecture of the monument is mesmerizing, attracting the attention of tourists. The sculpture is a bronze electric discharge. In the evening, it is illuminated from the inside, creating a glow. The authors of the project are Jiri Troyan (architect) and Stefan Milkov (sculptor). They managed to create a realistic simulation of the discharge at an increased size.

Monument to Nikola Tesla
Monument to Nikola Tesla

The sculpture weighs 4.5 tons.

The sculpture in honor of Tesla was not created by chance. The scientist made a great contribution to the development of science and technology. He is considered “the man who invented the 20th century.” In addition, in honor of the Serbian inventor, not only was a monument created, but also a unit for measuring magnetic flux density was named, as well as an AC motor. His inventions brought him worldwide fame. The scientist himself has repeatedly stated that he sleeps only 2 hours a day, giving himself up to his beloved work. Nikola Tesla has the 1st category Order of the White Lion.

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