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 in Prague. Too crowded, but worth it. Try to get there early in the morning, and don't touch the statues.  more »
  • One of my favourite Visits during being in Prague especially being in the old town was so beautiful and could see all landmarks being a clear day .so much to look at while enjoying a nice hot mule...  more »
  • Hlw everyone It’s looking a beautiful. Most popular and enjoyable bridge on the country. I will visited with my family.  more »
  • A must-see attraction in Prague. Charles bridge guarantees beautiful views in every direction of the city. It acquires a different charm with each temperature and weather condition. Very romantic in the evening for couple walks. On the east side you can visit the tower, after purchasing a fairly cheap ticket, from the top of which a spectacular panorama is visible. Recommended.
  • Located in the heart of Prague is this beautiful Bridge known as Charles Bridge. It connects one part of the city with the another but it has more significance than merely connecting the two parts of the city. It is a major tourist attraction and every day thousands of tourists flock to get a view of the city from this bridge. The views are quite beautiful in the evening or at night as well. In the evening and night the bridge is illuminated by a number of mechanical lamps from old time and it gives a representation of a story book tale. I recommend visiting this place at around 5 pm so that you can enjoy night and day view. Spend some time around as well as there are number of good coffee and candy shops.
  • The Charles Bridge is so fun to walk along at any time during the day. The best time is in the early morning or at sunset to beat the heat if you’re traveling during the summer time like we were. It was very crowded because it is one of the most popular attractions in Prague but for good reason. They were musicians playing beautiful music along the bridge as well as people selling their handiwork and crafts. There were lots of shops and restaurants on either side of the bridge. Everywhere you turn there’s a beautiful view of the canal as well as the Prague Castle and all of the architecture. Progress such a magical place and it was so fun to walk along this iconic and historic bridge.
  • Wonderful place to visit full of history. Each statue is magnificent in its own way. The views are so amazing. So many spots to take pictures from. It is beautiful both in the day and at night. This is a must go to while visiting Prague. Very beautiful architecture including the statues and Old Town Bridge Tower
  • In love with this place❤ A must see if you're visiting Prague. A lot of talented street artists, and of course the view! If you're visiting alone, be friendly and roam together with new found friends. It is also perfect to have a nice stroll if you're visiting with loved ones. It is lovely both day and night. :) Enjoy Prague❤

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