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CHARLES BRIDGE PRAGUE – KARLUV MOST PRAHA

Prague Charles BridgePrague’s Charles Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in Europe and definitely the most visited in Prague. It is traffic free and so can be enjoyed to the full by visitors to the City.

It was first built during the reign of Emperor Charles IV and now on the Old Town side can be seen the massive Bridge Tower with a statue of Charles IV and also his son, Wenceslas.

Charles Bridge itself is a truly gothic bridge spanning the River Vltara in Prague. It joins the two sides of Prague City – one side the Castle Side Mala Strana, the Lesser or Small Side; on the other side, the Old Town (Stara Mesto) and Jewish Quarter. With gothic arches – make sure you look at these later as they can’t be seen from Charles Bridge itself.

 

Prague Charles BridgeThere are loads of statues on each side of the bridge, most dating from the 18th and 19th Century. Keep your Prague guidebook handy and you’ll realise that each statue has its own history, its own story.

Look over the parapets of Charles Bridge near the Prague Castle end at the old Mill. Note the watermark from the terrible floods of 2003.