Fiercely independent and proud of it, Žižkov is a traditionally Roma settlement that has lately established itself as a neighborhood for artists, authors, and expats. With a bar on every block (at least), Žižkovites are partial to pleasure. Some of the city's best nightlife lies within Žižkov's rough edges, including Palac Akropolis
, Blind Eye
, and XT3
But Žižkov is about more than just drinking. This area, whose post-WWI resistance movement garnered a symbolic invitation for Žižkov to join the EU in 2001, is also home to the controversial TV Tower
, at the foot of which lies the cramped First Israeli Cemetery in Olsany
, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
, which stands atop Vítkov Hill.
This neighborhood's working-class roots lend themselves to cheap classic food, exemplified at U Sadu
, and even cheaper accommodation, such as at the Clown and Bard Hostel
When it comes down to it, it's hard to tell which is more intoxicating: Žižkov's abundance of drinking establishments or its free spirit.
Manni Pakistani Restaurant
Yang Zi Jiang
Courtyard by Marriott Prague Flora