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Top Choice Museum in Žižkov & Karlín

National Monument

While this monument's massive functionalist structure has all the elegance of a nuclear power station, the interior is a spectacular extravaganza of polished art-deco marble, gilt and mosaics, and is home to a fasci…
Cemetery in Žižkov & Karlín

Olšany Cemetery

Huge and atmospheric, Prague’s main burial ground was founded in 1680 to handle the increased deaths during a plague epidemic. Jan Palach, the student who set himself on fire in January 1969 to protest the Soviet in…
Tower in Žižkov & Karlín

TV Tower

Prague’s tallest landmark – and depending on your tastes, either its ugliest or its most futuristic feature – is the 216m-tall TV Tower, erected between 1985 and 1992. But more bizarre than its architecture are the …
Monument in Žižkov & Karlín

Jan Žižka Statue

A colossal statue of Jan Žižka, a 15th-century Hussite general and hero of Czech history, was erected on top of Vítkov Hill in 1950, commanding superb views across Stáre Město to Prague Castle. It’s said to be the b…
Cemetery in Žižkov & Karlín

New Jewish Cemetery

Franz Kafka is buried in this cemetery, which opened around 1890 when the older Jewish cemetery – at the foot of the TV Tower – was closed. To find Kafka’s grave, follow the main avenue east (signposted), turn right…
Memorial in Žižkov & Karlín

Kafka's Grave

Franz Kafka is buried in the New Jewish Cemetery, which opened around 1890 when the older Jewish cemetery – at the foot of the TV Tower – was closed. To find Kafka’s grave, follow the main avenue east (signposted), …
Memorial in Žižkov & Karlín

Jan Palach's Grave

Jan Palach, a student who set himself on fire in January 1969 to protest the Soviet invasion, is buried in Olšany Cemetery. To find his grave, enter the main gate (flanked by flower shops) on Vinohradská and turn ri…
Public Art in Žižkov & Karlín

Miminka (David Černý Sculpture)

Perhaps David Černý's most famous public artwork is the 10 giant crawling babies with slots for faces that appear to be exploring the outside of the TV Tower in Žižkov. Placed there in 2000, they were meant to be a …
Gallery in Žižkov & Karlín

Hunt Kastner

This small gallery highlights some of the best up-and-coming Czech artists working in the visual arts, including painting, photography and video. The owners are enthusiastic and happy to talk about local art with wa…
Museum in Žižkov & Karlín

Army Museum

On the way up Žižkov Hill you will find this grim-looking barracks of a museum, with a rusting T34 tank parked outside. It's for military enthusiasts only, with exhibits on the history of the Czechoslovak Army and r…