"Karluv Most" Charles Bridge Tip by el_ruso

Charles Bridge, Prague: 413 reviews and 765 photos

Karluv Most = Charles' Bridge is perhaps the most famous single site in Prage - like the Eiffel tower in Paris or Pantheon in Athens. While it is not as famous, it should be, because it is a profoundly impressive monument. It was built in Middle Ages during the rein of Karl IV, the greatest ruler of Chech lands. During the Hussite wars, it was adorned by the Catholic church with religious statues. While neither is super impressive by itself, their collection makes for a surprisingly impressive site.

The bridge connects the Old City with the Small Town and Castle Hill. On both ends the maginficent and exotic bridge towers have survivied, and you can climb up the one on the Old Town's side for a view. During the day it is crowded with tourists and trinket sellers even in November. But it is best to be seen at night: there are a lot less people, no sellers, and the combination of its huge statues, flocks of seagulls and the beautifully floodlit Castle Hill make it very romantic.

Address: Karluv most
Directions: Connectiong Old Town and Lesser Town
Phone: 0745746632
Website: http://www.prague.eu/en/object/places/93/charles-bridge-karluv-most?back=1

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  • Updated Dec 17, 2006
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