Lesser Town Bridge Tower, Prague

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  • This tower is located at the Mala Strana side of the Chrales's Bridge. The admission fee is affordable and you can also pay by credit card. The climb to the tower is not that hard as the tower isn't v...  more »
  • It was a toss up on whether to climb this tower or the one on the Old Town side. We opted for this one. I'm glad we did. We really had the whole thing to ourselves, and the price was very reasonable (...  more »
  • This tower is not as prominent as the main tower on the Charles Bridge, but it is still popular with tourists. It offers good views of the city, river, bridge and local canals. There are great vantage...  more »
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  • These two stylistically different towers, connected by a gate, form the entrance to the Lesser Town from Charles Bridge. The smaller tower is Romanesque, dating from the 12th century; its current Renaissance appearance dates to 1591. The taller Late Gothic tower, from 1464, is based on the architecture of Parléř's Old Town Bridge Tower. From its viewing gallery, you get a stunning view of the flowing Vltava River and the historical city centre.
  • The higher of both towers standing on the Vltava River in the Lesser Town is the youngest part of the entire Charles Bridge. It was built after 1464 at the expense of Czech King Jiří of Poděbrady on the site of the older Romanesque tower, which was built together with the lower tower. Its shape probably follows on from the concept of Parler's Old Town Bridge Towers, standing at the opposite end of the Charles Bridge, and is a precious building monument of the Prague Pohutu Gothic. Together with the smaller and older towers, they protected the gate that entered the Lesser Quarter. The building served as a warehouse and a fire alarm. The height of the tower is 43.5 m, the gallery was founded at a height of 26 m. Originally, it was supposed to have a rich sculptural decoration, but the niches for the placement of statues remained empty.
  • Beautiful sight to see. Sucks that there are so many people so trying to take a nice picture just requires patience.
  • Nice cheap way to get a view of the city.
  • Lovely view and pretty architecture
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