Old Town Bridge Tower, Prague

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Walk the "royal way" under the triumphal arch of Old Town Bridge Tower, just like ancient Bohemian kings did on their way to coronation. Schwabian architect Peter Parler designed the tower as part of city's fortifications in the 14th century. Climb 138 stairs to an observation room to look out over the old town. Above the arch, on the coats of arms, you'll notice a black eagle on a golden background and a silver two-tailed lion on a red background. The three statues above the coats of arms represent two Bohemian kings, Charles IV and Wenceslas IV, and the patron saint of Bohemia, St. Vitus. Plan my day in Prague using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • Pay a little bit of money to go up the tower and look over Prague from the city center. Was a good view over to the castle and an easy climb.  more »
  • Recommend and visit the tower at sunset. Good views but quite cramped. The evening when I was there, there was a lot of spiders who spun the Web in the tower. Which in combination of the dark and the light gave an exciting extra dimisjon that matched well.
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  • Climb the Tower! After a busy staircase you can admire one of the most beautiful sights of Prague!
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As one of Europe’s main tourist destinations, Prague offers a selection of accommodations to match its popularity, from luxury hotels to very affordable hostels. For an authentic Prague experience, stay at one of the guesthouses or boutique hotels housed inside the city's historical buildings. You'll find many lodgings concentrated around the most popular sightseeing areas, such as the Old Town, the Lesser Town, and Prague Castle, but there are also a good number of them in other neighborhoods. The best way to make Prague feel like home is to rent a fully furnished apartment.
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