10min walk

Charles Bridge

A classic landmark in Prague, the Charles Bridge is the beautiful gothic link connecting Prague’s old town with Malá Strana and Prague castle. Walk along the Charles Bridge and experience the city from a new vantage point when you gaze out over the water and see the fairytale views that draw tourists from around the world. The history of Prague on the Charles Bridge Once known as the Stone Bridge, Prague’s iconic landmark was renamed and rebuilt in 1375 after Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and has been a testament to the city’s unique architecture ever since. Architect and close friend of the King, Peter Parler built a functional bridge named after Charles, but it was not until the 17th century that the bridge was ornamented with an additional 30 statues. Today, there are 75 statues along the Charles Bridge including the famous St. John of Nepomuk. Travelers are encouraged to touch the statue’s bronze plates, rumored to bring good luck, and ensure visitors return to Prague

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AddressKarlův most, Prague, 11000 Praha 1, Czechia