Charles Bridge In Prague
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Charles Bridge, Prague (Czech Republic)-2020
History of Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge in Prague is one of the oldest bridges in Prague. It was built in 1357 by Charles IV. The construction of the bridge was led by a famous German-Czech architect named Peter Parler and it took half a century to build it. Formerly, the bridge was known as “Stone’ or “Prague”, but after 1870, it was called “Charles Bridge”. The Charles Bridge is supported by 15 pillars and is 13 meters tall, 9.5 meters wide and 516 meters long.
There are almost 30 statues on Charles Bridge; most of them are Baroque statues and statuaries. They depict various saints and patron saints venerated at that time but the most eye-catching ones are the Bohemian Sculptors.
Charles Bridge at night is one of the most gorgeous locations in Prague. The view of the sunset and the two halves of the city across the Vltava River, all lined with statues of Czech saints scene not to be missed.
List of Things to do at Charles Bridge In Prague
Take Attractive Photos: One of the things to do in Charles Bridge in Prague is to take some attractive photos of the bridge and the places around. The landscape surrounding the bridge and a river flowing underneath looks absolutely stunning.
Admire the art of statues: There are several statues that are constructed on the Charles Bridge. Out of all the statues, the statue of St. John of Nepomuk is the most famous one. It is said that touching these statues will bring good luck to your life. Each and every statue has been
Facts and Legends about Charles Bridge
Charles Bridges' facts are somewhat distorted and many of the legends are still not confirmed. It is said that to strengthen the bridge, builders decided to add raw eggs into the mortar, although the fact is still not confirmed. Charles Bridge’s history also connects it with some urban myths. This part of Charles Bridge in Prague is interesting to those who love scary stories. One of the myths is that after John of Nepomuk’s tortured body was thrown down the bridge, an arch collapsed and every attempt to build it failed mysteriously.
There is another myth associated with St. Charles Bridge in Prague. It is said that the death penalty convicts were brought here to kneel under the bridge before they were executed. Some people swear that they have seen the cross; which was removed a long time ago; in their hardest times. It is a sign of tragic times that lay ahead.
Places to Visit Near Charles Bridge
Karel Zeman Museum - Karel Zeman Museum is located at a distance of just 1.1 km from Charles Bridge which is like a 3 to 4-minute walk. At Karel Zeman Museum, you will get to see how magic films were made before the invention of computers. The techniques used by the directors and a lot more.
St. Francis of Assisi Church - St. Francis Assisi Church is one of the tourist places near Charles Bridge in Prague at a distance of just 12 meters from the bridge which is like a 1-minute walk. You can attend church ceremonies or can simply feel relaxed enjoying the serene environment of the church.
Old Town Bridge Tower - Old Town Bridge Tower is located at a distance of just 11 m from Charles Bridge and is just a 1-minute walk from the bridge. Climbing a tower through a narrow staircase is allowed and you will get to see the views of the Old Town and Vltava River from the top of the tower.
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FAQ's of Prague
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Are there tours available?
Yes, there are many tours available that will take one around the bridge and nearby tourist attractions.
Are there any activities around the bridge?
One can take the walking tour around the bridge and there are many eateries in the area as well.
Why is Charles Bridge famous?
Charles Bridge is famous because of its Gothic style and a number of saint statues that adds more charm to this bridge. The bridge connects Old Town with Lesser Town.
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