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  • Charles Bridge - Prague
      Charles Bridge
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  • Charles Bridge - Prague
      Charles Bridge
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  • Charles Bridge - Prague
      Charles Bridge
    by alancollins
  • Charles Bridge - Prague
      Charles Bridge
    by alancollins
  • Charles Bridge - Prague
      Charles Bridge
    by alancollins
 

The Charles Bridge connects the Old Town with Mala Strana and is the most well known of Prague?s Bridges. The bridge was a replacement of a wooden bridge that was swept away in 1342 and took more than 60 years to complete. The bridge has a length of 520 metres and has 16 arches. The bridge has 30+ statues and the first one was erected in 1683 and they have gradually been added over the years and old ones replaced. The bridge was closed to motor traffic in 1950. Being one of the most popular tourist sites in Prague day & night, the bridge is usually packed by 9am and you have to run the gauntlet of street traders, buskers and pick pockets.

Address: Karluv most
Directions: Connecting 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 Jan 18, 2007
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