Prague/East bank of Vltava

The East of Prague is on the east side of the Vlatava 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 Casadral district of Žižkov, which roughly corresponds to Praha 3.

Understand

Like many districts of the city, Prague 3 is socioeconomically diverse. The western part of Žižkov is known for its high concentration of brothels, strip clubs and cheap bars. Yet only a short distance away are nice apartments and a new shopping mall with expensive stores. 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 neighborhood in the world.

Praha 10 is an old district in Prague.

Get in

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

Northern areas of Prague are accessible by Metro line B, station Palmovka (Praha 8, southern part of Libeň quarter), or by Metro line C, station Nádraží Holešovice (Praha 7, quarter Holešovice, transit to Pendolino trains), Kobylisy or Ládví (Praha 8, quarter Ďáblice - nearly northernmost part of Prague).


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

Žižkov Monument

and Žižkov Monument, located at the top of Žižkov Hill (formerly Vitkov hill). This immense equestrian statue was erected in 1950 to commemorate Czech national hero Jan Žižkov, 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 from the top of the hill really make the climb worthwhile.

Cemeteries

  • 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. 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.

Troja

Three of the main attractions of Prague - Troja (the zoo, the botanical garden, and the castle) are close to each other and make a great opportunity for a day trip. To save entrance costs, buy Trojská karta (Troy Card). It is valid from 2009/1/4 to 2009/30/9 and you can visit each attraction once during this period. The price is 250 Kč for adults, 130 Kč for children and 650 Kč for families (two adults and two children). It also offers free entry to some bonus actions by these attractions. You can buy the Troy Card at ticket offices of these attractions or in the ticket office of Pražská paroplavební (Prague steamship company). The fastest way to get to Troja is to take subway to station Nádraží Holešovice (line C, red, you can get there also by several tram or bus lines) and from there continue with bus 112 or the dedicated free ZOO bus (on weekends in the season) to the station Zoo Praha. This station is just between the zoo and castle, to get to the botanical garden, follow the marked way uphill (5-10 minutes). Alternatively, from May to October, you can take a steamboat from the city center (Rašínovo nábřeží). If you happen to be in the peninsula area of Praha 7, especially around the Royal Game Preserve or Výstaviště, it can be a nice walk or a bike ride.

Troja Palace, Prague

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Events

Cinemas

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Shopping malls

Eat

Czech

Other

Drink

Sleep

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

Budget

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