Old Town Bridge Tower, Prague

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#14 of 73 in Historic Sites in Prague
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. Make Old Town Bridge Tower a centerpiece of your Prague vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Prague travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    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 »
  • August 12, 2017
    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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  • August 11, 2017
    Climb the Tower! After a busy staircase you can admire one of the most beautiful sights of Prague!
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