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Old Town Bridge Tower, Prague

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#13 of 70 in Historic Sites in Prague
Architectural Building Historic Site
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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  • This is something to look at, especially at night. It makes for a great picture, but that is basically it.  more »
  • This is located on the Charles Bridge. Every tourist will take a photo of this tower but won't be aware that you can actually enter the tower for an amazing view. Enter through the small door and walk...  more »
  • My wife and I walked across the bridge which is lined with statues of heroic figures and there is one to touch for good luck,you can see it by the gleam of the bronze. There is also alot of vendors if...  more »

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