Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge and Castle

Charles Bridge and Castle

There are many sights and attractions in Prague, but the number one above them all is the Charles Bridge. This bridge is called the pearl of medieval architecture and no matter what time of the year you come to Prague, this bridge is packed with people.

The Charles Bridge was built after a flood in 1342 which destroyed the bridge formerly at the same spot. Charles IV laid down the first stone in the building process in 1357 and the construction lasted until the start of the 15th century.

The Charles Bridge is 520 meters long and almost 10 meters wide. On the bridge you can find several statues, for example the statue of St. John of Nepomuk, who was thrown into the river Vltava because he refused to tell the king what the queen confessed to him. If you touch the bottom of the statue and wish something, it is said to come to pass (it is easy to understand where to touch… millions have done so before you!)

Charles Bridge pictures

Charles Bridge

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Charles Bridge and Castle

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge

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