Surroundings and monuments

 

Žižkov Television Tower

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The Žižkov Television Tower is a unique transmitter tower built in Prague between 1985 and 1992. It stands high above the city's traditional skyline from its position on top of a hill in the district of Žižkov, from which it takes its name. 

Prices

Adult: 180 CZK

Child: 100 CZK

Family: 420 CZK

 

 

Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord

churchThe Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord is Roman Catholic church at Jiřího z Poděbrad Square in Prague's Vinohrady district. It was built between 1929 and 1932 and was designed by the Slovene architect Jože Plečnik. Plečnik found the inspiration for this construction in old Christian and ancient patterns. It is considered one of the most significant Czech religious constructions of the 20th century. In the wide 42 m high tower wall is a huge, 7.5 m diameter glazed clock (the largest in the Czech Republic). In the basement is a spacious chapel with a barrel vault. Inside is an altar made of white marble, a three-metre gilded figure of Christ, and six statues of the patrons of Bohemia. During WWII, the six bells from the tower were melted down for arms production, and in 1992 two copies were returned. Since 2010, the church has been ranked among national cultural monuments.

 

Rieger gardens

parkThe one hundred year old park, with an area of approximately 11 hectares, offers a pleasant environment for walking, relaxing and resting on a blanket in the summer, or in the winter children can have fun especially with sledging. The park also offers unique views of Prague Castle, Petrin Hill and other important places in Prague.

 

The neighbourhood of Žižkov

The districts of Žižkov/Vinohrady are on one hand located near the town center, but on the other hand are far from the noise and everyday rush. This particular area is known for a number of pubs, cafes and garden restaurants, and it is also a popular location to live. With a lively atmosphere, farmers markets and beautiful residential houses from the early 20th century it is definitely worth a visit when walking through the Old Town.

 

The national memorial on vítkov hill

1 VítkovThe memorial was built between 1929 and 1938 in honor of participants in the fight for the formation of the Czechoslovak Republic. Now it houses a museum of modern history, with a multimedia exhibition. In front of the monument you will find the majestic statue of Jan Žižka on horseback, which is one of the largest equestrian statues in the world.

 

 

 

The Jewish cemetery

The Jewish cemetery is located in the park which surrounds Žizkov tower. It was founded in 1680 as a plague burial ground for the Jewish community. The remaining preserved part of the cemetery, where you will find tombstones of figures such as Franz Kafka, is now separated by the park walls. From 2001, the cemetery is open to the public, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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