Prague: A Walk Across the Charles Bridge to Lesser Town

Prague: A Walk Across the Charles Bridge to Lesser Town, Prague, Czech Republic (B)

“Prague. A city imbued with the quiet magic of something intimately familiar, as if from a distant past. A city which serves as a living textbook of ten centuries of European architecture.” – Radomira Sedlakova, author of Prague an architectural guide

There is no bridge in Prague that is more symbolic than the sensational Charles Bridge (Karlův most). Completed in 1402 by court architect, Peter Parler, the iconic Charles Bridge is a feat of medieval engineering that was the only link connecting Old Town and the Prague Castle across the River Vltava, for over 400 years. Lined with a never-ending collection of magnificent baroque statues against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Prague Castle and terra-cotta rooftops of Malá Strana (Czech for “Little Quarter” or “Lesser Town”, the Charles Bridge is a must-see for any visitor to the city.

The Charles Bridge and Old Town Square are the two places I remembered vividly in my head from my visit to Prague over 20 years ago in 1993. Visiting them again in detail did not disappoint. My only regret was not making the walk down to Charles Bridge at night to see the city ablaze with shimmering lights. That will have to be for another visit. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Prague: A Walk Across the Charles Bridge to Lesser Town
Guide Location: Czech Republic » Prague
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Nicole Melancon
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Prague Castle
  • Charles Bridge
  • Old Town Square
  • Old Town Tower Bridge
  • Kafka Museum
  • Statue of St. John of Nepomuk
  • St. Vitus Cathedral

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