Charles Bridge

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General Information

Charles Bridge is a bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. The bridge links the city's Old Town with the New Town and adjacent areas. The construction of the bridge started in 1357 after the old bridge was demolished by a flood, the new bridge took 45 years to complete and was opened in 1402. The bridge was originally named the Stone Bridge but later had its name changed in 1870 to the Charles Bridge after King Charles IV who ordered the construction of the bridge. The bridge became an important route for trade between eastern and western Europe. The bridge is 621 metres long (2,037 feet) and is protected by three tower bridges, it also contains many statues of Baroque style.

Getting there

You can get to the bridge by the city’s transport system if you are not within a walkable distance. The metro line A and the trams 2 and 17 both call at ‘Staromestska’ station which is situated close to the bridge.

Opening Times and Admission

The bridge is a public pedestrianised footbridge that is open 24 hours of the day and free to access.

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Posted: 15 Jan 2019, 14:36

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The bridge of the city

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Seemed a bit of a central point of the city and was fairly busy on our visit. Standing in the middle you get a feel of the city on each side.

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