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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  • Beautiful. Artists, history and.......just stand and breathe... It can be crowded at times, but the sites and views are worth it.  more »
  • Beautiful bridge. I’d definitely recommend coming during a weekday or early in the morning on the weekend because it can get insanely crowded with tourists.  more »
  • Milestone for your trip to Prague! Majestic and impressive bridge full of charm, romance and art! I suggest to go through at least 3 occasions during the day: 1) in broad daylight where can be admired in all its grandeur and admire all the sculptures that make it up. 2) during sunset because it offers a breathtaking view! 3) in the evening because there's an atmosphere too charming and evocative. I must have crossed at least 15-20 times during my stay.
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  • Great picturesque bridge for tourist... maybe too many tourists... people like me. I think we crossed this bridge like 3x when we were in Prague. It’s cool to people watch and take pictures. I do hate how people block the bridge by watching a performer 10 feet away which creates a big circle and space wasted. Be wary of people who might pickpocket you. Go and pay to see the view from the powder tower on either end. Great view of the bridge and old town.
  • Beautiful and breathtaking bridge. The history that hangs in this city and on this bridge is just gorgeous. Really beautiful architect here. The artists that created these beautiful monuments of history are truly talented. The bridge is cute. Stone blocks fills the path over the entire bridge, much like the city. There's an amazing view of Prague Castle on the bridge. Stroller friendly area. Close to all attractions. There's also little stands ran by people selling various things. The bridge is busy. if you want good clear photos, go at sunrise. You went have long before it gets congested.
  • Statues depicting epic level of art. Great artwork. Crowded at all times. Looks more Beautiful at night. Must visit place in Prague. Take a moment to notice and appreciate each monument over here.
  • Crossing this bridge is a must on your adventures in Prague. Take one of the free offered tours like Prague Extravaganza. Their tour starts right before the bridge - on the Old Town side. They will share the original history of the bridge , the significance of some of the status and how to rub certain statues for enhanced luck. Lots of artists line the bridge selling their crafts as well.
  • Great place to escape the crowds of people on the bridge and warm up when it decides to snow in March. Wonderful views of the city in addition to the history provided. Small gifts available for purchase too. I also found an outlet to charge my phone.
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