Comprising parts of Vinohrady, Žižkov, Vysočany and Strašnice, Prague 3 lies to the east of the city centre. It’s home to the Czech capital’s tallest structure and its National Monument, as well as the final resting place of the Bohemian novelist, Franz Kafka.
Things to do in Prague 3
Dominating Vitkov Hill is the National Monument, which centres around an immense statue of Jan Žižka. Learn how this Czech general defeated Catholic forces at Vitkov Hill in 1420 before paying your respects to fallen Czechs and Slovaks at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Also forming part of the complex is a cafe offering panoramic views across Prague.
Towering above Prague 3 is the city’s tallest structure, the 216-metre-high Žižkov Television Tower. Constructed between 1985 and 1992 on a design by Václav Aulický, it is a striking example of Structural Expressionism. Take note of the “Babies” sculptures by David Černý that seemingly climb up and down the tower, then dine 66 metres above the ground at the Oblaca restaurant.
Franz Kafka is among the notable burials at the New Jewish Cemetery, which is also the final resting place of Ota Pavel and Vilem Flusser. Despite its name, the cemetery was established in 1890 and is renowned for its Art Nouveau monuments. Keep an eye out for the peacock sculpture designed by Czech sculptor Jan Štursa at the grave of Max Horb and the elaborate tomb of the Waldes family.
Getting around Prague 3
Prague 3 is around 10 minutes’ drive from the centre of Prague and 30 minutes from Václav Havel Airport Prague. Trains travelling along Prague Metro’s Line A stop at several stations within the district, which is also served by an extensive network of trams and buses.