The Charles Bridge is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction ... More
The Charles Bridge is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau) until 1841, the Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city's Old Town and adjacent areas. This "solid-land" connection made Prague important as a trade route between Eastern and Western Europe. Source:
Loved this city! Went on my first date in the Old City with the lady who is now my wife. Strolled over the Charles Bridge and had a wonderful evening viewing the sites of Prague. Perfect beginning to a twelve year marriage. Would go back in a nanosecond!
beautiful city great strudel had a hard time finding in would you believe germany, great place to buy crystal glass ware beware of the cabs if you arrive by train go to travel booth downstairs she can call you a good cab to the hotel and she will tell you how much it will cost other wise hold on the cabbies in the station will be all over you don't trust them
Prague is often called the Paris of the South, but it is much more that that. The Charles Bridge is such a magical and mystical place for me. I travel the world for business. I have come back many times since the late 60's.If I had to choose three places to go to relax or spend off time the other two would be Easter Island and Lake Tahoe where I live. Prague and the Charles Bridge is my place to decompress. As our world grows smaller each day,and with good and not so good,a true world traveler sees the true beauty in each place they travel.(Advice) spend more than a day or two in Prague.U will experience what I have.
I visited Prague in April of 08' and was very impressed by the beauty and mystery. It was cold and a little rainy so you might want to plan more toward the late spring and summer. What I found was amazing to consider that a little more than 17 years ago this town was under communist rule. The Czech's are an industrious people and it shows everywhere you look in Prague. The St. Charles Bridge is a little eerie but in a good way. All of the Saints lined up watching over you. I felt a chill run down my spine. I shot pics around 10am on Wednesday and the bridge was almost completely deserted. The view from the tower at St. Charles is amazing. I believe Prague has more spires than any other European city. The red roofs are iconic. We rented an apartment in the Jewish Section and loved it. Our apartment was spacious and very nice. The only issue was hot water was a bit of a commodity. One highlight was the little cornor bake shop that had pastries to rival Paris. Prague is a great walking city with several modes of transportation readily available. I rode the trolley system without any problems. The tour of the castle was not as impressive as say some the castles in Bavaria but the church was amazing. The gardens near the royal palace were very pretty and we took a lot of pics. Overall Prague is a little secret that more and more poeple will start to enjoy. If it is your first time it a guide tour would be beneficial to learn the history of the city. The only drawback is that they have acclaimated to the euro even though they are still on the Czech Krown so prices were about the same around Europe. We did manage to find a few nice treasures. If you are a fan of glass art you will absolutely be in heavan. I also think the stores are all required to price their gifts at the same level so there isnt any real price variation from store to store. They have not caught on to the spirit of capitalism and the art of negotiation. All in all Prague is beautiful...and a great vacation spot
I only went there because of the movie shooting of the film : "blade" when i was eight but i had such a great time taking pictures and buying things that i have never forgotten the bridge! it was amazing and it has a beautiful view! i didn't mind all the artists! i thought it added character to the bridge and an essence that cant be found any where else , but thats coming from a 13 year old.
This bridge is a lovely peice of architecture and has many interesting statues along the side. The one thing that lets it down is the number of artists, tat sellers and tour operators trying to get you to buy rubbish you don't want or need at massively over inflated prices. That said they weren't too pushy about it so you can choose to ignore them and enjoy your stroll.
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