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Prague/East

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The East of Prague is on the east side of the Vltava River beside the Old Town and New Town districts. It consists of the numbered districts of Praha 3, Praha 10, Praha 11 and Praha 12. Most of the sites listed are in the Catastral district of Žižkov, which roughly corresponds to Praha 3.

Understand[edit]

Zizkov, today mostly part of Prague 3 district, is one of the oldest and most unique quarters in Prague. Except the historic core, it is one of the most interesting parts of Prague, with sights like Prague Television Tower or Vitkov Monument. Located on several hills, Zizkov offers excellent views over the Prague, as well as atmospheric narrow and steep streets with old tenement houses form late 19th century. Zizkov is also one of the most lively parts of Prague known for its bars, pubs, nightlife, restaurants and festivals. Zizkov had always bad reputation. The western part of Žižkov is known for its high concentration of brothels, strip clubs and cheap bars. Only a short distance away are nice apartments and a new shopping mall with expensive stores. But situation is improving quickly, old houses are being repaired and this part of town is full of life. Historically, Žižkov was a rough, working-class neighborhood, filled with factories, brothels and gambling bars. Often compared to the Paris neighborhood of Montmartre, Žižkov today is an economically diverse neighborhood filled with Czech families, expats teaching English and working artists. Žižkov is said to have more bars per capita than any other other neighborhood in the world.

Praha 10 is a district in Prague which consist of several quarters, mainly of Vrsovice, an old quarter from 19th century with some nice buildings. There is also a plenty of pubs, bars and clubs, mainly around famous Krymska street.

Get in[edit]

  • Metro

Praha 3 is mainly served by the green line, which stops at Jiřího z Poděbrad, Flora and Želivského.

  • Tram

Praha 3 is on the number 1, 5, 9, 10, 11, 16, 19 & 26 tram routes. From midnight it can be reached by the No. 51, 55 and 58 night trams.

See[edit]

  • Žižkov Television Tower, Mahlerovy sady 1, Praha 3, tel. +42/0 267 005 778, info@tower.cz, [1]. Open 10AM-11PM every day. With its space rocket-like look, Zizkov Television Tower is unarguably one of the most weird buildings in Prague. According to several servers, it is one of the ugliest buildings in the world, but many local people loves it and it's for sure one of the icons of Prague, because you can see it from almost every part of the city. Famously built by the communists in order to jam foreign radio signals the most hideous building in Prague offers spectacular views of the city. The cafe at the top is a great place to grab a coffee and enjoy the view. Lookout for the giant metallic alien babies that have been added to the tower. Admission is 150Kč for adults and 120Kč/60Kč for students/children under 14.
  • National Monument in Vitkov [2], located at the top of Vitkov Hill. This massive monument was built in the years 1928–1938 in honour of the Czechoslovak legionaries. You can find third largest equestrian statue in the world there, which was erected in 1950 to commemorate Czech medievalnational hero Jan Žižka, who fought his most famous battle on this site and later had the hill and the neighbouring city renamed after himself. The scale of the monument is impressive enough in itself, but the views of Žižkov and Prague's histroic centre from the top of the hill really make the climb worthwhile.
  • Kafka's Grave, Olsany Hrbitovy, Praha 3. Take the metro to Zelivskeho on the green line and follow the signs to the New Jewish Cemetery. Be aware that while the New Jewish Cemetery is on the same block as the non-Jewish cemetery that takes up the rest of the block, the Jewish cemetery is not accessible from inside the non-Jewish area. Kafka's grave is signposted around 100m along the path to your right from the entrance. Men should cover their heads. The cemetery is closed on Saturdays.
  • Kostel Najsvetejsiho Srdce Pane [3] Unique modern church from late twenties, candidate for UNESCO list. One of the best pieces of modern architecture in Prague is located on Jiriho z Podebrad Square, right on metro line A (stop Jiriho z Podebrad) and few minutes from Zizkov Television Tower by walk. [4]
  • New Jewish Cemetery, where the tomb of Franz Kafka is located
  • Olsany Cemetery, Vinohradska 153.  edit Biggest and main cemetery in Prague and also one of the biggest park areas right in the middle of the Prague, with great atmosphere, full of old tombs. Ideal for those who are tired of busy city life. Also, many famous Czech writers, politicians, artists and historical figures (for example Jan Palach).
  • Parukarka Hill is favorite park located on hill, where are really nice views of Zizkov and whole Prague. It just few minutes walking from tram stattion Olsanske Namesti (trams 9, 26 and 5)
  • Nakladove Nadrazi Zizkov (Praha-Žižkov freight railway station) [6] is an interesting place especially for those who enjoy industrial architecture. This railway station served from 1936 to 2002. These days, several cultural events takes place there. Station building is listed as cultural monument. It can be easily reached by trams 9, 16, 10 and 26.
  • FK Viktoria Žižkov, [7]. At Husinecka tram stop (trams 5, 9, 26). Very old football team who have seen better days, including knocking Glasgow Rangers out of the UEFA cup in 2002. After a corruption scandal and a string of poor results they were relegated to the second division, but have recently been promoted back into the top flight.


Do[edit]

  • Masopust, Annual Mardi Gras parade around the streets of Žižkov, [8], Check local media in the proceeding weeks for more information.
  • Kino Aero, Biskupcova 31, [9]. Small art-house style cinema. Film festivals. Many English language films shown with Czech subtitles.  edit
  • Farmers Market on Jiriho z Podebrad square. One of the biggest and most popular Prague's farmers markets. You can buy fresh Czech fruit and vegetables, meat, pastries, cheese, pie, as well as exotic cuisine, right on one of the liveliest squares in this area. [10]


Buy[edit]

  • Palac Flora, Vinohradská 151, Praha 3, tel +420 255 741 712. [11]. Modern shopping mall with IMAX cinema. At Flora station on the green metro line.
  • Bohemian Retro, Cajkovskeho 22, [12]. 11-4 pm Tuesday - Friday. vintage clothing and accessories.  edit
  • Billa, Lukášova 4. large supermarket  edit
  • Shalamar, Lipanská 3 (Tram Lipanska), [13]. 10.00 – 19.00. small Indian and Pakistani food store  edit
  • Tesco Express, Koněvova 110 (Tram Biskupcova). 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.  edit

Eat[edit]

  • U Houdku, Borivojova 110, Praha 3. Traditional (and inexpensive) Czech Restaurant with beer garden in summer. Lucnchtime specials are particularly good value.
  • Strudel, Jeseniova 29 13000 Prague 3. Home baked Apple Strudel. Locally run, so there may be a language barrier. Great value.
  • Geronimo. Late night bar menu includes hamburgers and nachos. Menu in English and Czech.  edit
  • Kuře v hodinkách‎ (Chicken in the Watch), Seifertova 26. Czech specialties as well as hamburgers and American style salads. Menu in Czech and English.  edit
  • Mailsi‎, Lipanská 1, 222 717 783, [14]. Pakistani. Menu in Czech and English.  edit
  • Olse, Táboritská 17/26, +420 724 133 433, [15]. Czech. Well known for its unpasteurized Pilsner beer. Menu in Czech and English.  edit
  • Sklep, Seifertova 53, 222 540 786.  edit
  • Spirit Bar, Dalimilova 2, +420 724 133 433, [16].  edit
  • U Jagy, Dalimilova 2.  edit
  • Fosil, Milicová 25, [17]. 12-12. authentic Mexican.  edit
  • Spice India, Husitska 37 (bus stop U Pamatniku), [18]. 12:00-23:00. Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine. Take-away available. Lunch menu from 79 crowns.  edit
  • Café Pavlac, Víta Nejedlého 23, [19].  edit
  • Taverna Olympos, Kubelíkova 9, [20]. 11.30–24.00. Greek cuisine  edit

Drink[edit]

  • Palác Akropolis, Kubelíkova 27, Praha 3, tel. +42/0 296 330 911, fax. +42 296 330 912, info@palacakropolis.cz, [21]. An alternative club that often hosts international rock acts.
  • Blind Eye, Vlkova 26, Praha 3, [22]. Popular expat bar and former speakeasy, usually open until the early hours of the morning.
  • Černá Vdova (Black Widow), Štítného 8. 17:00-3:00. Unusual bar specializing in cocktails. Pilsner Urquell, Gambrinus and Guinness on tap. Summer beer garden, free grill available. Late-night pizza, possible take-away for 110Kc. Happy hours 5-8pm daily (Pint of Guinness for 55Kc!). Staff speaks Czech and English. Possible group reservations.  edit
  • Jet Club, Orebitská 5, 777 630 492, [23]. Pilsner and Krosovice beer on tap. Live concerts.  edit
  • Spirit Bar.  edit
  • U Sadu, Škroupovo náměstí 5 (Jiřího z Poděbrad Metro (323 m)), +420 222 727 072, [24]. Great food, great prices. Multiple draught beers including Gambrinus and Svijany, each served at 32czk per half liter. Open up until 4am, kitchen also open late, but dependent on customers as to how late.  edit
  • U Vystrelenyho oka (At the Shot-Out Eye, U Bozich Bojovniku 3. Famous Zizkov pub serving Pilsner and Gambrinus on tap. Unusual artwork depicting the Battle of Vitkov Hill. Serves bar food (fried cheese, goulash, sausage). Staff speaks mainly Czech but an English menu is available.  edit
  • Tiki Taky, Cimburkova 22, [25]. 18:00 hod - 05:00. Tiki bar. Specializes in cocktails. Staff speaks Czech and English.  edit
  • Bukowski's, Bořivojova 86 (Tram: Lipanská). Cocktails.  edit
  • Sedm Vlků (Seven Wolves), Vlkova 7 (Tram: 05, 09, 26 (Stop: Husinecká)), [26].  edit
  • Hapu, Orlická 8. cocktails.  edit
  • Bow Bar, Bořivojova 83 (Tram Husinecka). Monday-Saturday: 3 p.m. - 2 a.m. Four lanes of bowling, two pool tables, darts, foosball, wide-screen TV, and a karaoke jukebox.  edit

Sleep[edit]

Many hotels and hostels in Prague 3 are located just 15 minutes walking distance from the center of Prague.

Budget[edit]

  • Czech Inn, Francouzska 76, +420 267 267 600, [27]. With it's chic-modern design, Czech Inn offers a wide variety in accommodation from shared rooms, private double rooms, and apartments. Breakfast buffet served daily, with a trendy bar to try your favorite Czech beers and cocktails. Prices from 275Kč for a shared room and 1,250Kč for a private double room.  edit
  • Hostel Elf, Husitska 11, Žižkov, tel. +42/0 222 540 963, info@hostelelf.com, [28]. Smokey common area, free internet and wacky rooms. Breakfast and free tea and coffee all day are included. Dorms, doubles, triples, privates with bathroom or without. There are four (or more) different seasons with different prices. In low season fifth night free.

Hotel and Aparthotel Amadeus[29] , street Dalimilova 10. Prague 3 - Žižkov info@amadeushotel.cz +420 222 780 267 cheap accommodation in standard rooms or family apartments and studios. FREE WIFI, parking in own garage, summer terrace, non-stop reception desk, special discount and packages for more nights and families, only 3 stops by tram from centre ( Vaclavské náměstí )

  • Three Crowns Hotel, Cimburkova 28, (), [30].  edit
  • Clown and Bard Hostel, Borivojova 102, Žižkov, tel. +42 222 716 453, reservations@clownandbard.com, [31]. With a lively vibe and a bar in the basement there's always something going on at the hostel too, though it's not the cleanest or newest in town. Free breakfast and internet is available for all guests and rooms in the very large dorm start at 300Kč. For those who want a little privacy, five bed dorms, six bed privates and doubles are available for 380czk, 400Kč and 500Kč respectively.
  • Hostel Olet Prague, Havlíckovo nám 10, Žižkov, +42 222 781 340, info@olet.cz, [32]. Olet has English speaking staff, a bar downstairs and an internet cafe next door. A kitchen, car parking and bike rental are available for guests. However, you must check in before 11.30am or your reservation will be cancelled. Special arrangements may be possible. No curfew or lockout. Dorms 300Kč, Quads/Triples 350Kč. Save 20Kč if you don't have breakfast.
  • Apartment Flora, cnr. Chrudimska Street & Baranova Street, tel +42/0 602 328 737, fax. +42/0 281 914 971, ftir@ftir.cz, [33]. These three basic apartments close to metro stations are available for €28 per night for two persons. The apartments are capable of sleeping up to approximately 8 people (for short term stays) for an extra cost of €14 per person per night (€7 for children under 12). Discounts for longer term stays. Each apartment has a PC with dialup internet access (€3 per hour). You will need to book in advance as there is no reception. On arrival you will be met in the apartment.
  • Guesthouse Chlumova, Chlumova 10. Mid-priced guesthouse located 1 block from the Lipanska (tram 9) tram stop. Private rooms, some with a private bathroom and kitchenette. Staff speaks Czech, English, Spanish and Russian.  edit
  • Accommodation 15, Vlkova 15. checkin: 13:00; checkout: 10:00. Accommodation 15 has very helpful staff, very bad free wifi. Rooms are clean but a bit noisy. Showers have plenty of hot water. 300 CZK.  edit

Mid-range[edit]

  • Hotel Amadeus (***), Dalimilova 10, [34]. From 28 EUR per night..  edit

Hotel Amadeus Prague is located near Prague city centre in the quiet district of Prague Zizkov. Wenceslas Square, Old Town Square and the city centre are easily accessible by public transport within 15 minutes from Hotel Amadeus. discount 10% for 3 nights or 15% for nonrefundable prepayment :o) if you stay 6 nights you will pay only 5 !

  • Art Residence, Pribyslavska 5, tel. +420 724 124 838, info@artresidence.cz, [35]. Newly renovated apartments for 2 up to 8 people. Each apartment has free Wi-Fi and 24 hour ADSL connection. Easily accessed by tram, close to the Old Town. Price from 50 EUR per apartment per night.
  • Hotel Vitkov, Koněvova 114, (+420) 242 453 000 (), [36]. Opened after reconstruction at the beginning of January 2007. Spacious, comfortable and luxurious rooms.  edit

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