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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…
Top Choice Bistro in Žižkov & Karlín

Nejen Bistro

Nejen (Not Only) is emblematic of the new breed of restaurant that is transforming Karlín into one of Prague's hottest neighbourhoods, its quirky interior nominated for a slew of design awards. But just as much atte…
Top Choice Live Music in Žižkov & Karlín

Palác Akropolis

The Akropolis is a Prague institution, a smoky, labyrinthine, sticky-floored shrine to alternative music and drama. Its various performance spaces host a smorgasbord of musical and cultural events, from DJs to strin…
Top Choice Pub in Žižkov & Karlín

Pivovarský Klub

This bar is to beer what the Bodleian Library is to books – wall-to-wall shelves lined with more than 200 varieties of bottled beer from all over the world, and six guest beers on tap. Perch on a bar stool or head d…
Top Choice Cafe in Žižkov & Karlín

Můj Šálek Kávy

A symbol of Karlín's up-and-coming, neighbourhood-to-watch status, 'My Cup of Coffee' uses Direct Trade beans prepared by expert baristas, and serves what is probably the city's best caffeine hit. Add on a friendly,…
Top Choice Pub in Žižkov & Karlín

U Slovanské Lípy

A classic Žižkov pub, plain and unassuming in and out, ‘At the Linden Trees’ (the linden is a Czech and Slovak national emblem) is something of a place of pilgrimage for beer lovers. The reason is its range of artis…
Czech in Žižkov & Karlín

Eska

Part of a beautifully converted warehouse that now houses gleaming modern offices, Eska is a combined artisanal bakery and industrial-chic restaurant that does some very original and interesting things with the most…
Wine Bar in Žižkov & Karlín

Veltlin

This fun and friendly bar focuses its attention on wines from the countries of the former Habsburg empire – mainly Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, plus a bit of northern Italy and the Balkans. The…
Food & Drinks in Žižkov & Karlín

Karlín Farmers Market

With a lovely setting amid the plane trees beside the striking Church of Sts Cyril & Methodius, Karlín's farmers market is a great place to browse stalls selling artisanal produce, or just to enjoy an alfresco b…
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…