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Charles Bridge, Prague

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Step into the world of medieval Prague with a stroll across pedestrian-friendly Charles Bridge. Completed in 1402, the bridge replaced an older structure and became a major commercial link between eastern and western Europe. For nearly four centuries, this Gothic structure was also the only connection between the city's old town and the growing residential neighborhoods on the other side of the Vltava River. The bridge rests on 16 arches and spans 621 m (2,037 ft), featuring a continuous alley of 30 statues depicting saints venerated at the turn of the 18th century, when they became the structure's main decorative elements. Plan to visit Charles Bridge and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Prague attractions using our Prague visit planning app.
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  • A must see attraction when visiting Prague, best time to go is early in the morning to miss the crowds to get your Instagram perfect pictures with the castle in the background as it gets very busy... 
    A must see attraction when visiting Prague, best time to go is early in the morning to miss the crowds to get your Instagram perfect pictures with the castle in the background as it gets very busy...  more »
  • Expect large crowds (and beware of pickpockets too) but it's certainly a must-do to cross this 14th century bridge across the Vltava. Nice views. There are street artists and hawkers, a violin player....  more
    Expect large crowds (and beware of pickpockets too) but it's certainly a must-do to cross this 14th century bridge across the Vltava. Nice views. There are street artists and hawkers, a violin player....  more »
  • Walking on oldest famous Charles Bridge is great experience. You can see views both sides. It's crowded all the time . 
    Walking on oldest famous Charles Bridge is great experience. You can see views both sides. It's crowded all the time .  more »
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  • Charles bridge is an old awesome bridge to visit. We can go for Boat ride and also there is an cafe on the bank as well. Tram connectivity is good to this place. I have really enjoyed this place thrice when I have visited the the Prague. Lot of used to visit this place and enjoy the river. We can find enough of entertainment in around this place.
  • So beautiful and romantic to walk there in late afternoon with the sunset! Best walk in my life! We traveled as couple in Prague and we had such nice walks on the bridge..we even did a caricature there. Splendid souvenir to take home.
  • I am absolutely obsessed and in love with this bridge! There is always live music playing from a local band and you get great vibes and views walking this bridge. Be sure to pay attention to all the sculptures on the bridge as you walk through it. Also the view is nice from both sides!
  • Does this place needs a review? Absolutely not. It's breathtaking, medieval marvel and well preserved. Such a wonderful place and vibe and beautiful sunset. It will be more enjoyable if you know a bit about history and statues if you don't have a guide.
  • What a place, so much architecture and history to be found here. The views of the bridge but also the background are just amazing. Definitely a must visit when in Prague. Even at night and in cloudy weather this place just had this magical feeling to it. Highly recommended.

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