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Zizkov

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Sv Prokop Church on the Zizkov



About Zizkov:

Some minutes walk to the east from the historical town centre, a quarter of Zizkov could be found. Named after one-eyed Hussite leader and military commander, Jan Žižka, who whipped Emperor Sigismund on the hill called Vítkov (that can be found between Zizkov and Karlin quarters).

The quarter that bears Žižka's name was always considered as a borough with rough and dodgy inhabitants. It was historically a working-class district, and was sometimes referred to as "red Zizkov", because so many of its inhabitants were members of the Communist party.

What you can find in Zizkov now and why it is so popular among Prague visitors? The answer is simple. It is said that there is highest number of pubs per capita in the area when compared with any city district in Europe. And it is true, if you walk through the most of the Zizkov's street, you will not have enough fingers to count the numerous pubs, taverns, restaurants or clubs. The most "admired" street where you make your own "tour de beer" is Borivojova street.

Due to its specific atmosphere, Žižkov became the Bohemian part of Prague, with many artists living or performing there.

Many Zizkov's streets from the beginning of the 20th century undergo a mini-urban renewal, with many older face-lifts being reconstructed and restored. You can find here many hotels with perfect location as regards the distance from the city centre with a good quality and reasonable prices.

Apart from pubs, other sights in Zizkov area includes Zizkov TV Tower built in the late 80s. The towers consists of three concrete pillars, which carry cabinets for the transmitters, the tower restaurant and an observation deck.

The tower is 216 metres high. The restaurant with marvellous views over Prague historical centre is located in 63 metres and the observation deck 100 metres above ground. Some people talk about the ugliest landmark, but many other like it; it is, of course, a question of a fashion.

Jan Žižka, famous Hussite from the 15th century has also his own, equestrian, statue on the hill Vítkov. The hill gives you also nice views over Prague panorama – however, you have to use your foot to get there (the advantage of the tower is its elevator). You will find also grandiose National Memorial, completed around 1930s as a memorial to the unknown soldier but later used as a mausoleum for Communist leaders. The monument is now under reconstruction, after which new cultural centre should be opened. New exposition Crossroad of Czech and Czechoslovak statehood will present modern history of the country. There is also Army Museum near here with exhibitis on the history of Czechoslovak army and the movement of resistance.

In Zizkov, you can also find Olšany Cemetry with the Grave of Jan Palach, student that burnt himself to death in 1969 in protest at the Soviet invasion into Czechoslovakia. An the grave of famous novelist Franz Kafka is on the "new" Jewish cemetery.




Accommodation in Zizkov area.


golden-city-10.jpg Hotel Golden City Prague ***
Hotel GOLDEN CITY is situated in the street Taboritska with quick and easy connection to all Prague's monuments. The RECEPTION provides 24-hours service including sale of refreshments, tickets or finding all information you need. The breakfast is served in newly furnitured breakfast-room. There is F...
High-Season: 90 EUR Double room / night

Low-Season: 53 EUR Double room / night

1.jpg Hotel Olsanka Prague ***
Olsanka provides three star accommodations for individuals, groups and business travellers. It is a large hotel and recommended at a moderate price range close to the city center. There is a wide range of facilities and services available both for recreation and business purposes. Hotel offers accom...
High-Season: 108 EUR Double room / night

1.jpg Pension U Hejtmana Prague **
Pension U Hejtmana is family run pension located within walking distance from all Prague sights and monuments. It provides standard comfort of accommodation and services. All rooms are equipped with own bathroom and toilet, satellite-TV. It is recommended for those who travel on budget but still req...
High-Season: 63 EUR Double room / night

1a.jpg Pension Prague City ***
The Prague City guest-house/pension*** is situated in a quiet part of the city centre of Prague and 10 minutes walking from the Old Town of Prague. Each of 13 rooms has private shower and toilet, satellite TV, night lamps etc. The pension Prague City has got its own garage for 8 cars with the key at...
Special Offer: 40 EUR Double room / night




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