Charles Bridge Prague   Charles Bridge Prague Castle Old Town Square St.Vitus Cathedral Dancing House

Key attraction information

Construction: 1357-1402
Length: 516 m
Width: 9.5 m
Crosses: Vitava river

About

The Charles Bridge is a famous bridge in Prague spanning the Vitava river.

The construction of the bridge started in the middle of 14th century and finished early 15th century. The King Charles IV initiated its construction. The bridge remained the only connection between two sides of the river, called the Old Town side and the Lesser Quarter side, till the middle of 19th century. The initial names of the bridge were the Stone Bridge and the Prague Bridge. The bridge has a row of some 30 statues, mostly in the baroque style, coming from the very beginning of 18th century but now replaced with replicas.

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