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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.


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.


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.


A plan of New Jewish Cemetery in Zizkov