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Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge

Quick facts about Charles Bridge

  • Name: Charles Bridge
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Built 15th century
  • Type of attraction: Architectural/Bridge
  • Ticket price: Free

Charles Bridge is a historic bridge in Prague, Czech Republic, crossing the Vltava River. Its building began in 1357 under the rule of King Charles IV and was completed in the early 15th century. The bridge substituted the ancient Judith Bridge constructed in 1158–1172, which was severely damaged in 1342 by a flood.

Originally called this new bridge Stone Bridge (Kamenný Most) or Prague Bridge (Pražský Most), but since 1870 it has been named as “Charles Bridge.” Charles Bridge was the most significant link between Prague Castle and the Old Town and neighboring regions of the city as the only way to cross the river Vltava until 1841 thus making Prague an important city at the time.

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Interesting facts about Charles Bridge

  • The bridge is known as Charles Bridge only since 19th century.
  • There is a numerical palindrome 135797531 carved on to the Old Town Bridge Tower that represents exact date and time of laying foundation for the bridge.
  • The first monument to be built on the bridge was a bronze crucifix Statuary of St. Cross with Calvary that dates back to 17th century.
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