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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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  • Loved climbing the bridge tower, which affords the best views of Prague anywhere. Then a walk across the bridge was fun, with all the musicians and artists displaying their talents. This is a must... 
    Loved climbing the bridge tower, which affords the best views of Prague anywhere. Then a walk across the bridge was fun, with all the musicians and artists displaying their talents. This is a must...  more »
  • Famous bridge with locals and tourist packed everyday. The views are stunning and you will find people doing acitivites on the bridge. Also, perfect place to take pics. Definitely worth going either.....  more
    Famous bridge with locals and tourist packed everyday. The views are stunning and you will find people doing acitivites on the bridge. Also, perfect place to take pics. Definitely worth going either.....  more »
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  • Charles bridge is an old awesome bridge to visit. We can go for Boat ride and also there is an cafe on the bank as well. Tram connectivity is good to this place. I have really enjoyed this place thrice when I have visited the the Prague. Lot of used to visit this place and enjoy the river. We can find enough of entertainment in around this place.
  • So beautiful and romantic to walk there in late afternoon with the sunset! Best walk in my life! We traveled as couple in Prague and we had such nice walks on the bridge..we even did a caricature there. Splendid souvenir to take home.

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