Charles Bridge Tavel Guide

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  • Charles Bridge Tavel Guide

The Charles Bridge is a famous historic bridge and one of Prague's most beautiful structures that crosses the Vltava river and connects Old Town with Lesser Town. Its construction started in the 14th century During the day, it is a bustling place of trade and entertainment, as musicians busk and artists sell their paintings and jewelry.

The bridge is 621 m long and nearly 10 m wide, resting on 16 arches shielded by ice guards. It is protected by three bridge towers, two of them on the Lesser Quarter side and the third one on the Old Town side. The Old Town bridge tower is often considered to be one of the most astonishing civil gothic-style buildings in the world. The bridge is decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues and statuaries, most of them baroque-style, originally erected around 1700 but now all replaced by replicas.