Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
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Connecting the Old town with Lesser Town, this popular pedestrian bridge is filled with musicians, painters, vendors and tourists during the summertime.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Praha 1 (City Center)
How to get there
  • Old Town • 6 min walk
  • Lesser • 6 min walk
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  • Jay B
    Fairhope, Alabama1,058 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Best of Prague
    During our visit to Prague, we found the walk over this bridge to be among the highlights. This ancient and historically important bridge is arguably the most famous site in Prague. You will see many great sculptures and statues, most of which have quite a story to tell. You will also encounter numerous local artists displaying their wares, as well as musicians playing all kinds of music. Note that the crowds here can be quite oppressive, so plan accordingly. If you go very early or at night, the crowds will likely be not as bad.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 April 2023
  • CycleDude86
    Winston Salem, North Carolina70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must of Course
    No visit is complete without walking it at least once. It has fantastic views in every direction including from the shoreline and nearby restaurants. Be aware. It gets crazy busy. We walked it many times in our five days. If you want photographer type pics consider visiting early in the morning or at night near last light. A trip up one of the towers is worthwhile.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 May 2023
  • Russ B
    Avon, Indiana49 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crowded landmark
    The walk across the iconic St. Charles Bridge seems to be an expected part of any trip to Prague. I’m glad that I experienced it for myself but it was a Friday evening and was very crowded. There are many vendors on the bridge but it’s a great place to people watch!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 May 2023
  • Christy J
    Clarksville, Tennessee28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charles Bridge is beautiful!
    This is definitely worth a visit, but make sure you go early in the morning or later in the evening. If you try to walk across it during the day, you may find it difficult to move with so many people there. It's nearly deserted early in the morning, so you have a lot more time to take pictures, look at the statutes, and enjoy the moment!
    Visited May 2023
    Written 21 May 2023
  • Steven L
    Minneapolis, Minnesota22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Papa, Can You Hear Me?
    Ever since I saw Yentl, I've wanted to visit Prague and cross over the Charles Bridge. I did this by myself, taking photos of all the statues and singing the songs from the movie. It was a magical experience. An acquaintance of mine had fallen from the bridge and drowned the year before, so I also threw a prayer stone into the water and paid tribute to him! The bridge is beautiful and Prague is an enchanting city!
    Visited July 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 May 2023
  • T D
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania3,360 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful but packed with Tourists
    Beautiful bridge that connects the Old Town to the Lesser Town. We walked on it a couple of times during our stay. We also went into the Tower and climbed the 138 steps. The Bridge is beautiful but always packed with tourists - mobbed with people! There are also some artists and street vendors on the bridge.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 May 2023
  • AngieK_14
    108 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Charles Bridge
    The amazing Charles Bridge is truly an integral part of Prague’s charm and beauty. Though it is usually packed with people, it is not to be missed. With all the interesting statues, and the incredible views, it is definitely something you’ll never forget.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 June 2023
  • Ron Hill
    80 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see but busy!
    Visited this as part of our free tour. Really interesting history (and you really need a guide to explain it)and although we thought it would be fairly quiet in April we were wrong! Suggest you don't go in the peak of summer because it's sometimes to busy to get across!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 10 June 2023
  • Peter C
    Island of Malta, Malta2,545 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic Charles Bridge, a must see
    Charles Bridge is a renowned world famous landmark in Pague. The bridge crosses the Vltava river with picturesque Towers on either side. It connects the Old Town to Prague Castle. Be sure to walk along the bridge and enjoy the numerous decorative statues and statuaries, together with the beautiful views.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 June 2023
  • MaFi
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charles Bridge on Vltava in Prague is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen
    Amazingly beautiful architectual site. Went to see it every day I was in Prague and every time I've seen something I haven't seen the last time. The statues of Saints are contributing to the bridges beauty and are making it even more special and amazing.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 June 2023
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Amina Pe
Istanbul, Türkiye14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The best pictures u can take from this spot. Bridge and all around bridge is amazing. So historic place. Every part have there own story. I really enjoyed
Written 12 April 2024
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Samandzak
Derby, UK30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Ok if you can ignore all the Catholic statues. Gets very busy but some interesting artists and paintings. Also famous for Mission Impossible.
Written 10 April 2024
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TonyB
Helsinki, Finland110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A must see attraction in Prague. A lot of people here even on weekdays so be prepared. Great pictures from the bridge and river from nearby hill.
Written 6 April 2024
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AngeloBotticelli
Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Walked over this landmark of a bridge a few times. It was busy so you need to snap those pictures quickly. There was a lovely jazz band playing and also quite a few very good portrait artists offering their services. Views over Prague from the bridge are lovely and makes you wonder and reflect on how some places haven't changed over centuries yet still share an insight and historical evidence of a developing country and Prague has preserved so much historical history within the old town from clock towers and churches to the castle Palace and cathedral and this bridge is what connects them both together.
Written 5 April 2024
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Robbert L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,677 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A very unique and beautiful bridge with gorgeous views over both sides of Prague and the river. Unfortunately quite overcrowded.
Written 3 April 2024
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Travel with Sean
Madison, WI251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Charles Bridge is named after King Charles IV, the first Bohemian King to become the Holy Roman Emperor and the one who laid the first stone. That took place at 5:31 AM on 9 July 1357, because it created a palindrome – 1 3 5 7 9 7 5 3 1. The original purpose of the bridge was to host tournaments for knights to prove themselves.
Written 2 April 2024
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Braindamagedbaron
Newark-on-Trent, UK377 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
A stunning bridge and one of Prague's must visit destinations. The river Vltava wends it's way through the city while the iconic bridge sits astride it. Very popular and incredibly busy at times. There aren't many words needed to describe how beautiful the place is. The bridge is stunning and the area is both alluring and enriching.
You must see it, a visit to Prague without seeing Charles Bridge is like seeing London without seeing Big Ben.
A wonderful bridge with views to match it's splendour
Written 28 March 2024
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Debbie
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut, Israel408 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
How romantic can you get - daytime or nighttime this bridge is just beautiful. There were tons of pedestrians on the bridge during the daytime and several vendors selling their services. At night the bridge was not crowded at all and full of charm with all the beautifual castles and building lit up.
Written 26 March 2024
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Pub Monster Neil
Liverpool, UK1,245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Without a shadow of a doubt the most visited and easily recognisable tourist site in my opinion in Prague is Charles Bridge, the most beautiful bridge in the world.
Charles Bridge aka Karluv Most, Kamenny Most or Prazsky Most was constructed between 1357- 1402 ,construction begun under the reign of King Charles IV and this stone arch bridge built from Bohemian sandstone was up until 1841 the only crossing over the Vltava River and thus was the most important connection between the Prague Castle and Prague Old Town, the bridge actually only gained its name Charles Bridge in 1870.
The bridge itself is magnificent, flanked either side by Lesser Town Bridge Tower and Old Town Bridge Tower, its 10 metres wide and 516 metres long and along the bridge are 30 statue's, these are all replicas being replaced from 1965 onwards ,the original statue's are on exhibition in the Lapidarium of the National Museum.
I first visited Prague 30 plus years ago and I was stunned by the sheer beauty of this bridge, I've been visiting Prague every year since sometimes twice a year every year since then and I still find this bridge with its towers amazing to view especially late at night when theres lesss crowds and its beautifully illuminated ,as pointed out ,its a big attraction so there's big crowds on the bridge, there's lots of street artists plying there trade, its a hive of activity, if you're planning a holiday to Prague its a must go destination.
Written 24 March 2024
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ryan180680
Stockport, UK449 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Obviously a must see whilst you're in Prague, taking you over to the castle. Very busy, which is to be expected. Lots of artists and some street vendors on the bridge. Great views
Written 20 March 2024
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