Charles Bridge – if you didn’t see it, it means it wasn’t Prague

Amazingly beautiful place. Charles Bridge is elegantly strict. lines, solid massiveness, stone reliability and flawless views from any angle. In any weather and light, you don’t you will be disappointed, having appeared on the Charles Bridge. It’s really amazing sight of the city without having been to which you can not believe that you have seen Prague.

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  • 1 Charles Bridge in Prague
  • 2 Historical background
  • 3 Information to visit
  • 4 On the map

Charles Bridge in Prague

Beauty and travel companies brought Charles Bridge popularity, and the price of popularity for attractions – crowd at any time of the day or night. So do not be discouraged if you will not be able to be alone with the bridge – now it is in principle unreal. Even at 5-6 in the morning you will encounter here a dozen desperate photographers.

The bridge passes over the rivers Vltava and Čertovka, connects the districts Prague Mala Strana and Stare Mesto. Half a kilometer of stones, 16 arches, 30 sculptures and three towers at its ends: Malostranskaya, Yuditina and Old Town. At night, space for walking a little more. In the afternoon – the crowd wraps around hawkers, artists, and wanderers with beggars.

Charles Bridge - if you didn’t see it, it means it wasn’t in Prague Charles Bridge - if you didn’t see it, it means it wasn’t in Prague

Charles Bridge - if you didn’t see it, it means it wasn’t in Prague Charles Bridge - if you didn’t see it, it means it wasn’t in Prague

Charles Bridge - if you didn’t see it, it means it wasn’t in Prague Charles Bridge - if you didn’t see it, it means it wasn’t in Prague

Charles Bridge - if you didn’t see it, it means it wasn’t in Prague Charles Bridge - if you didn’t see it, it means it wasn’t in Prague

A walk on the bridge is fascinating and exciting. restless, and if you want you can make good pictures in both sides of the bridge. And as a completion, so to speak, grinding impressions of sights – I strongly recommend not to be greedy and ride a river tram. Upper deck, plaidic, glass Czech beer (or wine), that’s it.

And it will not be superfluous to visit the Museum of Charles Bridge. Special those who, after a walk through it, want to write a review in style “the bridge is like a bridge, nothing special, the place is greatly overvalued.” AT Much attention is paid to the museum to layouts where secrets are revealed construction of the bridge. You clearly show that the bridge is right It is considered a masterpiece of architecture of its time.

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Charles Bridge in Prague

Charles Bridge - if you didn’t see it, it means it wasn’t in Prague Charles Bridge - if you didn’t see it, it means it wasn’t in Prague

Charles Bridge - if you didn’t see it, it means it wasn’t in Prague Charles Bridge - if you didn’t see it, it means it wasn’t in Prague

Charles Bridge - if you didn’t see it, it means it wasn’t in Prague Charles Bridge - if you didn’t see it, it means it wasn’t in Prague

Entrance to the Museum of Charles Bridge Entrance to the Museum of Charles Bridge

Entrance to the Charles Bridge Museum

History reference

Charles Bridge (originally called Prague) was the first stone bridge of Prague, which is not broken. Before him built Juditin bridge, but he was not lucky with too massive ice drift during sharp warming, and the bridge was destroyed.

The construction of the Prague Bridge in 1357 was approached thoroughly, and all work took place under the control of King Charles IV. Even date foundations were determined to the minute, so that everything would be Feng Shui, in accordance with the predictions of astrologers.

On the bridge were established statues of Christian martyrs (Catholic) faith, and over time many of them have been transferred to museums, and on the bridge you will meet their exact replicas.

The control of the flow of goods and the maintenance of the bridge were given over to the two religious orders: the Maltese and the Crusaders of the Red Stars. In addition to their duties, both orders received a decent plot of land for the construction of monasteries.

In 1870, during the period of national rebirth, when throughout cultural monuments were restored in the country and the names changed the bridge was renamed to Charles.

Information to visit

The best time to visit is October-November.

Admission is free, around the clock.

In summer, the stones of the railing become very hot, you can get burned.

The Charles Bridge Museum is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00. Ticket price: 70 CZK.

Charles Bridge - if you didn’t see it, it means it wasn’t in Prague Charles Bridge - if you didn’t see it, it means it wasn’t in Prague

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