Charles Bridge, Prague, Czechia

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Charles Bridge is the oldest bridge still standing over the Vltava river in Prague and the second oldest bridge in the Czech Republic. This landmark is key to understanding the history of Prague’s Old Town. This iconic landmark, and its unmistakable silhouette can be identified by many.

The bridge replaced the old Judith Bridge from 1158-1172, which was badly damaged by a flood in 1342. Until 1841, Charles Bridge was the only means of crossing the Vltava (Moldau) River, making it the main link between Prague Castle and the city’s Old Town and neighboring areas.

The bridge is 516 meters long and almost 10 meters wide. The construction consists of 16 arches with ice protectors. The bridge is protected by three towers, one on the side of the Old Town. This tower is sometimes considered the most beautiful Gothic building in the world. The bridge is one of Prague’s main attractions. And only accessible to pedestrians.

The Old Town Bridge Tower is one of the most beautiful Gothic gateways in the world. For an unforgettable view, visitors must climb 138 steps to the viewing gallery.

Photographer: Denis Poltoradnev

Prices:

The Charles Bridge is free to walk on. Charles Bridge is featured in the Prague In One Day Sightseeing Tour.

And the price for The Old Town Bridge Tower is:
Basic: 150 CZK
Reduced: 100 CZK
Family: 350 CZK

Photographer: Jéshoots

Opening hours:

The Charles Bridge is always open.

The tower will be open to the public from May.

May – June10am – 6pm
July – August9am – 9pm
September10am – 7pm
October – November10am – 6pm

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