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Zizkov district, Praha 3

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Žižkov is well-known for a variety of reasons, especially because of its reputation as one of Prague's more run-down quarters.

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Jewish cemetery in Žižkov. In the 17th and 18th centuries, neighboring Prague suffered a number of plague outbreaks, prompting an urgent search for burial grounds beyond the city walls. Žižkov was chosen, leading to the establishment of the enormous Olšany cemeteries, Prague's largest.

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View from Vítkov Hill - Žižkov on the left hand side. Žižkov takes its name from Hussite warrior Jan Žižka, whose equestrian statue, on the edge of Vítkov Hill, looms menacingly over Žižkov and Karlín.

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A plan of New Jewish Cemetery in Zizkov