Charles Bridge

CHARLES BRIDGE

15 min by tram

Charles bridge is one of the architectural symbols of Prague. It connects the Old Town with the Lesser Town. The construction started by the order of Czech king and Holy Roman Emperor Charles I in 1357. Petr Parléř, who projected St. Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle was the main architecture of Charles Bridge, though it has just been finished after his death in the XVth century. The bridge is made from the sandstone blocks and has two towers on its ends - the Old Town Bridge Tower and the Lesser Town Bridge Tower. According to the legend, egg yolks were mixed to the mortar during the construction, to add more strength to the bridge. There are 30 statues of saints  placed on the balustrade of the bridge, with the most famous - the statue of St John of Nepomuk.

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Czech Republic, Koulova 15, 16000 Praha 6

Tel.: +420 296 537 111

Fax: +420 296 537 266

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