Introduction of Prague´s Žižkov

Prague 3 - Žižkov

Prague´s Žižkov stretches in the town district Praha 3 close to the centre and today we will introduce this quarter to you. We will also tell you about interesting history of Žižkov and its landmarks which make it a popular tourist location. Due to the vibrant night life and also its many cafés, bars and restaurants Žižkov is called Prague´s Montmartre.

All about Monuments Prague 3 Distict read here

Learning about its foundation Old Zizkov
Žižkov
is one of the Prague´s town districts and cadastral units. It is located in eastern direction from the centre of Prague. Žižkov was founded in 1875 when Královské Vinohrady were divided. This new independant unit was called Královské Vinohrady I. It was renamed Žižkov only in 1877. The year 1881 when Žižkov was raised to a town was also significant. Since 1960 almost whole Žižkov has been a part of the town district Praha 3, and since 1990 also the territory of the town district Praha 3. There are many tenament houses in this Prague´s quarter which come from the turn of the 19th and 20th century.

All about: Prague 3 Monuments

Significant landmarks of Žižkov Prague 3 - Zizkov view from Vitkov Hill
Despite the numerous cafés and bars Žižkov is also rich in interesting landmarks. The best-known construction is surely the Žižkov TV Tower raising high above Prague from a distance. Due to its height a view terrace with a wonderful view of the entire capital had been set up on its top. Žižkov also contains Vítkov Hill with plenty of landmarks such as the Vítkov Memorial or the Military Museum. For rest and relax the parks Mahlerovy or Riegrovy sady are used. This Prague´s district is also home of the football team FK Viktoria Žižkov whose home stadium is located in a different place than in Žižkov.

Sacral monuments Church of St. Roch
We also need to mention other important constructions, the local sacral monuments, such as the church Nejsvětějšího Srdce Páně (church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord) in náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad (square). Further also the church of St. Procop in Sladkovského náměstí (square) or the the oldest church in Žižkov – the church of St. Roch located in the currrent Olšanské náměstí (square). There is the largest Prague´s necropolis in the neighbourhood of the church – Olšanské hřbitovy. More than two million people are buried there including such famous personalities as the student Jan Palach, Josef Jungmann, Jan Werich with Jiří Voskovec, the hockey player and trainee Ivan Hlinka or actor and director Ladislav Smoljak.

Conclusion

That was a small survey of the most significant and most visited places in Praha 3. We will learn more about the individual landmarks during our wonderings through Prague´s Žižkov in the following articles.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

MONUMENTS ON THE ROUTE PRAGUE CITY LINE Prague 3:

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Introduction of Prague´s Žižkov
History of Žižkov
Specific atmosphere of Žižkov

1. Jiriho z Podebrad Square (Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad)
2. Church of the most Sacred Heart of Our Lord(Kostel Nejsvětějšího Srdce Páně)
3. The Skroupa´s Square (Škroupovo náměstí)
4. Žižkov Television Tower (Žižkovská věž)
5. The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague´s Žižkov(Starý židovský hřbitov na Žižkově)
6. Telephone Exchange in Fibichova street(Telefonní ústředna ve Fibichově ulici)
7. Palace Akropolis(Palác Akropolis)
8. Sladkovský Square( Sladkovského náměstí)
9. Church of St. Prokop( Kostel sv. Prokopa)
10.Bezovka(Bezovka)
11.Olšanské Square(Olšanské náměstí)
12.Olšany Cemeteries(Olšanské hřbitovy)
13.Church of St. Roch(Kostel sv. Rocha)
14.Underground shelter Bezovka below Parukarka  Hill( Podzemní kryt Bezovka pod Parukářkou)
15.Parukářka Park and Holy Cross Hill(Park Parukářka a vrch svatého Kříže)
16.Basel Square(Basilejské náměstí)
17.Vítkov Hill(Vítkov)
18.National Memorial at Vítkov(Památník na Vítkově)
19.National Memorial at Vítkov – interior(Památník na Vítkově – interiér)
20.Former mausoleum of the first communist president Klement Gottwald
21.Equestrian statue of Jan Žižka(Jezdecká socha Jana Žižky z Trocnova)
22.Army Museum in Žižkov(Armádní muzeum Žižkov)
23.Winston Churchill Square(Náměstí Winstona Churchila)
24.House of Trade Unions(Dům odborových svazů)
25.University of Economics(Vysoká škola ekonomická)
26.Stadium of the Football Club Viktoria Žižkov(Stadion Viktorky Žižkov)
27.Rieger Gardens(Riegrovy sady)

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Find your favorite location on the map:

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

načítám mapu - prosím čekejte...

All monuments Prague 3: 50.080057, 14.457664

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

DOWNLOAD: Tourist guide PRAGUE PRAGUE CITY LINE Prague 3

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

2015Průvodce_Praha3_ENG_uvodni_stranka

  Tourist guide PRAGUE CITY LINE – Prague 3 (13,4 MiB)

Updated: 20.10.2015 – Prague´s Žižkov stretches in the town district Praha 3 close to the centre and today we will introduce this quarter to you. We will also tell you about interesting history of Žižkov and its landmarks which make it a popular tourist location. Due to the vibrant night life and also its many cafés, bars and restaurants Žižkov is called Prague´s Montmartre.

obalka_ke_stazeni_50

  Map of the tourist route Prague City Line Prague 3 (1,6 MiB)

Updated: 9.11.2015 – Map of the tourist route Prague City Line Prague 3. This route we recommend as the best way through Prague 3, you will see all the most important. In this map you will find vouchers. Print it or show at a restaurant in your mobile or tablet and enjoy the discount!

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

PHOTO GALLERY :

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

.

Route Prague 1

PRAGUECITYLINE Prague 1

Discover the most beautiful sights of Prague. Review the educational route PRAGUECITYLINE Prague 1. All sights are described with lots of pictures.Click here

» More »


Karluv most101109_044

Traditional Royal Route

Take the traditional route of Czech kings. Discover the most interesting sights of Prague. Everything is described in articles and accompanied by lots of photos. Click here to get on the page of the Royal Route.

» More »


Banner 50x50px

Prague Candy Festival 2017

The sweetest festival of the year in hotel Pyramida! All the sweets lovers are meeting at 8th April 2017 from 12 till 19 pm at hotel Pyramida where the second year of Prague candy festival is held.

» More »


PB_praguelin_230x230

ONE-HOUR RIVER CRUISE

A cruise is truly one of the most delightful ways to see the beauties on offer in the historical centre of Prague. During the cruise you will get unforgettable views from the deck, refreshing drinks and a fascinating commented tour.

» More »


Staromestske namesti

Old Town Square

Come with us and explore the real heart of Prague. Do you know the secret of the Old Town Astronomical Clock? Do you know where to find the Prague Meridian and the meaning of the crosses on the paving stones? Click here and explore the Old Town Square on your own!

» More »


Hotel Aria_105x150

Enjoy a beautiful view of Prague!

The roof terrace restaurant Coda is open to all lovers of great gastronomy and unique views of the city. The terrace offers a 360° view of the entire Prague and looking at all the treasures of the Golden City.

» More »


obálky průvodců PCL

Enjoy a sights and life in Prague - Download FREE Guides !

Discover the most beautiful sights and places of Prague. Discover the real life of Praguers. Enjoy prepared vouchers in guidebooks. DOWNLOAD FREE GUIDES !

» More »

« « The Faust´s house ( Faustův dům) | Parukářka Park and Holy Cross Hill » »