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Lower Žižkov
Žižkov, one of the most peculiar districts of Prague, was described in countless novels and pictures of its steep streets were published in many photography books. Residents of Žikžov ižkováci in Czech) were always proud of their neighborhood and called it the Republic of ŽiŽkov. Even long after joining to Prague Žižkov locals regarded themselves not as people from Prague, but from city of Žižkov, which was also dulymarked on border area housesFounded in the east of the city Zizkov was always one of the poorerneighborhoodsbut the tangle of streetscourtyards and balconies created interesting community of peoplewhere life took place in public spaces. Žižkov is said to have the largest number of pubs per capita in the world.
ŽiŽkov was named after Jan (John) Zizka of Trocnov (c. 1360–1424), Czech general and Hussite leader. Žižkov was created in 1875 after splitting the municipality of Vinohrady into two parts - Vinohrady I (later Žižkovand Vinohrady II (later Královské Vinohrady = Royal Wineyards)Vinohrady I. was renamed to Žižkov in 1877, which became a city in 1885 and was incorporated as Prague XI to the newly created Greater Prague in 1922. Nowadays Žižkov belongs almost entirely to the municipal ward  Prague 3only small piecesof Žižkov area belong to Prague 8 and Prague 10.
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Neo-Renaissance city hall of Zizkov was built by architect John Simacek in 1889 - 1890 and inaugurated on the occasion of opening of the Anniversary Exhibition in 1891.
Neo-Renaissance city hall of Zizkov was built by architect John Simacek in 1889 – 1890 and inaugurated on the occasion of opening of the Anniversary Exhibition in 1891.
 Three landmarks of Zizkov: Neo-Gothic three-nave church of St Procopius by architect Josef Mocker ordained in 1903, Neo-Renaissance building of Sladkovsky school built in 1898-99 and modern Žižkov tower.
Three landmarks of Zizkov: Neo-Gothic three-nave church of St Procopius by architect Josef Mocker ordained in 1903, Neo-Renaissance building of Sladkovsky school built in 1898-99 and modern Žižkov tower.
Baroque Church of St. Roch - originally plague chapel at the newly established cemetery. The primary reason for its  building was an epidemic of plague in Prague in 1682. Later the church  served as cemetery church and as the parish church from the year 1839.
Baroque Church of St. Roch – originally plague chapel at the newly established cemetery. The primary reason for its building was an epidemic of plague in Prague in 1682. Later the church served as cemetery church and as the parish church from the year 1839.
Steep, narrow streets and green Vítkov Hill
Steep, narrow streets and green Vítkov Hill
Old Žižkov courtyards and balconies
Old Žižkov courtyards and balconies

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New Žižkov courtyards and balconies
New Žižkov courtyards and balconies

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