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Charles Bridge

  • (worth a trip)
  • less than 1 km
  • Easy
  • NA
  • 1 hour or less
  • 3 3

Charles Bridge, the icon of the Golden city.

Karlův most, 110 00 Praha 1
Go early!, Between 8:30 am - 9:00 is not crowded, the view during the evening is amazing as well

 

The oldest bridge in the city and without doubts one of the most famous landmarks of Prague and Europe. According to the legend, Charles IV waited for this specific date to start the construction of the bridge: The 9th of July 1357 at 5:31 am (1 3 5 7 9 7 5 3 1). Thus was the only bridge in Prague for 400 years and only one of its arches was reconstructed after a flooding in the 19th century. Thanks to the statues (30 in total) this bridge is an open air gallery, the first to be placed was St. John of Nepomuk (Jan Nepomuk), the guardian of the bridge and the statue that all the visitors of Prague touches to ask for wishes or to come back to Prague.

 

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