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Charles Bridge, Prague

Categories: Bridges, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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. Take a look at our Prague itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Charles Bridge and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Fantastic area of Praque over looking Vltava river. You'll find plenty of selfie dwelling folk here trying to capture the sights including the Praque castle in the distance. Plenty of artists to turn ...  read more »
  • After the Tower will reach the bridge is full of statues with much history, the best is to have a guide to understand it. but leaderless igua enjoys the view, travel with all craftsmen. You can get good photos here.
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  • The bridge has some 400-500 years old and has great historical value. Groups of musicians are a joy of tourists! Flocks of hundreds dr swans land in the river. Certainly, a place to be in life.
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  • You shouldn't say you have visited Prague if you never visit this place. Very historic bridge which was used by Charles Prince. Top tips! Pls touch the golden hand in the middle of the bridge. It will bring you luck. Also, please do come early in the morning to have a better snap on the bridge. If you are lucky, you might see sun rise in the morning as well. Highly recommend!
  • A must visit place in Prague! Karlův most or the Charles Bridge is an iconic bridge in Prague that crosses the Vltava river. The construction started in 1357 under the King Charles IV and it took 45 years to complete. This 600 meters long bridge was originally called Kamenný most or the Stone Bridge and it was the most important bridge that connected Prague Castle and the Old Town. The bridge is decorated by 30 statues which originally installed in 18th century. Now all of these statues are replaces by the replicas. There's a famous Jesus statue on this bridge where people believe that by holding it, their wishes will come true.
  • These days the bridge bustling with tourists, artists and occasionally street musicians. However it is a must see for anyone going to Prague. A beautifully impressive structure with some very important religious statues. If you can drag yourself out of bed, getting down there by sunrise is well worth it to avoid the tourists and get a much quieter and beautiful experience.
  • Perhaps the most iconic aspect of Prague. Charles Bridge is an incredible location, nestled between the two halfs of old town. The bridge itself is a great place to enjoy a walk, or take some perfect photos. It has a lot of history to it, so give it a look in wikipedia!
  • I loved this place! From the New Town side it doesn't look like anything special, but from the side of Hradčany it is a whole other story. Just walking up towards the castle is a truly unique and unreal experience. I could totally imagine how people felt 4-5 centuries ago, coming from some distant town or a village and gazing upon Hradčany castle for the first time. So uniquely medieval!
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