"Old Town side Bridge Tower" Charles Bridge Tower Tip by german_eagle

Charles Bridge Tower, Prague: 77 reviews and 156 photos

  Bridge tower on the Old Town side
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  • Bridge tower on the Old Town side - Prague
      Bridge tower on the Old Town side
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      Vaulted ceiling of the bridge tower
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Probably the most beautiful of Prague's old city towers is the Bridge tower on the Old Town side. It was built in the 14/15th century according to plans of Peter Parler. The eastern facade is richly decorated with sculptures of saints, kings and emperor and coats-of-arms of Bohemian states.

Unfortunately the decoration of the western facade was lost in the bombardment of the Swedish troops in 1648.

The tower was restored 1874-79.

Address: Staromestska mostecka vez
Directions: Charles Bridge

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  • Written Dec 4, 2005
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