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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 Very old and well-known bridge landmark. I visited during Christmas so the crown was enormous. A very nice place for walking on the bridge and in the surrounding areas.  more »
  • Very old and famous bridge. Lots of people walking around, buying souvenirs or taking pictures. Beautiful area of the city  more »
  • Beautifully crafted bridge with nice photo opportunities and activities. Very crowded though. Gorgeous scenes at night.  more »
  • 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.
  • Charles bridge is very famous and those who visited Prague must visit this bridge, however it is overcrowded with too many tourists.the bridge is filled with many statues of Christ and have a good overview of the Prague castle. We went during the evening and have a good stroll, there are many street artists performance on this bridge as well. It is free entry and highly recommended.
  • Charles Bridge is world famous which doesn't need any review ;) I have always loved it whenever I have visited it. You could see Prague Castle from Charles Bridge. The bridge is so vibrant. Travelling in Corona times, the bridge was so almost empty. Admired it even more. Also, the view from top of Charles Bridge is amazing.
  • It's an Iconic bridge in the city of Prague. The structure is very beautiful. The Art performers spread across the bridge showcasing their amazing work is a great feeling to have and increases the ambiance of the bridge.It was the first bridge connecting both city banks. It's beleived to be a magical place where you can wish something and make your wish come true!
  • There are few better places on earth than Prague. A city that feels like a fairytale ... Beautiful Charles bridge, castles , alleys monuments are all one of its own type. The atmosphere at Charles bridge is just electrifying during dusk. Just grab the unique Prague ice-cream famously known as "The Chimney" and enjoy walking with your loved ones over the iconic bridge. Also , Prague is a place where the rich ancient heritage is kept intact in its pristine form I believe . Feels like the city posseses a magnet of some type which pulls you where ever you are and motivates you to visit it again and again ...

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