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King Charles IV's favourite architect and builder, Peter Parler, originally built the present day bridge. The initial idea was to build a functional construction for knight tournaments, and for many years the only decoration on the bridge was a simple crucifix. Later the Catholic desire for ornamentation resulted in 30 statues being built (1600-1800 AD).

There are towers at both ends of the bridge - the Old Town Bridge Tower on the Old Town side and the Lesser Town Bridge Towers on the Mala Strana side.

Address: Old Town , Charles Bridge
Directions: Prague 1
Phone: 0745746632
Website: http://www.prague.eu/en/object/places/93/charles-bridge-karluv-most?back=1

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  • Updated Oct 14, 2013
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