Situated in the center of Prague and located close to such lovely areas as Vinohrady, Žižkov is a popular residential and nightlife quarter known for its many bars, restaurants, sights, and more. Most of Žižkov is in Prague 3, however small parts are also in Prague 8 and 10. It is interesting to note that before 1922 Žižkov was an independent city outside of Prague. Named after the one-eyed Hussite military leader Jan Žižka, Žižkov was historically a working class district and had at once a bad reputation has a rough area of the city. This reputation has become a source of pride throughout the quarter and some Žižkovians still refer to their neighborhood as “The free republic of Žižkov”. Žižkov is today one of the most popular up and coming neighborhoods in Prague and is home to many expatriates. Žižkov sights include the Television Tower decorated with giant crawling babies, Palac Akropolis, the National Monument with a massive equestrian statue of Jan Žižka, many beautiful parks, the evocative Olšany Cemetery, the New Jewish Cemetery, the Prague University of Economics and much more.