Do you know which is the most famous and busy bridge in Prague?
The Charles Bridge in Prague (Karlův most) is the oldest and busiest bridge in the city. Built in the fourteenth century by order of King Charles IV, this medieval bridge links the neighbourhoods of Staré Mesto and Malá Strana. At the end that overlooks Staré Mesto we find the Old Town Tower built in Gothic style. At the end of Malá Strana, there are two beautiful towers connected by an arch. The smallest is Romanesque and the tallest is Gothic style.
The bridge, pedestrianised in 1978, is 520 meters long and is supported by 16 arches.
It is decorated with 30 sculptures of saints whose originals are in the National Museum.
Highlights include the statue of St. John of Nepomuk.
You can enjoy the Vltava River from anywhere on the bridge, as well as the viewpoints of the Old Town Tower and the tallest tower connecting to Malá Strana.
The Charles Bridge in Prague is always very lively and full of tourists, it doesn’t matter the time of year or the time of day. It is my favourite place in Prague.
Address Charles Bridge
How to get there
- Underground: line A, Staromestska station
- Tram: 17, 18, Krizovnicke namesti stop