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“A Historical LANDMARK”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge
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Ranked #2 of 926 things to do in Prague
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Connecting the Old town with Lesser Town, this popular pedestrian bridge is filled with musicians, painters, vendors and tourists during the summertime.
Laredo, Texas
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“A Historical LANDMARK”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

The Charles Bridge is one of the many historical landmarks in Prague. In this case, construction of this pedestrian bridge was started in 1357 by King Charles IV, a benevolent monarch loved by his people. Over the years, 30 statues of different Roman Catholic saints were added.
We were there on a sunny spring week-end day in April, so the bridge was packed with tourists and locals, some of whom were selling souvenir items and others who played music for tips. A festive atmosphere provided for a memorable day.

Visited April 2014
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“Great Landmark”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

This historic bridge is located in the heart of Prague. It is full of vendors, buskers, tourists, statues, and views of the romantic Prague and castle. The bridge is lined with statues. Tours seemed available and each statue has a story. Some have bronze pieces that are rubbed for luck. You will see these parts so worn they shine.

The bridge is lit at night and as the people start to clear out you can have some nice photos here. There are great views afforded of the castle from the bridge. There are also several eateries that will have a decent view of the bridge.

You will most likely come through this bridge several times on you holiday.

Visited May 2014
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“The Bridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Even though it's crawling with tourists the whole day, it's worth the walk to see the statues, and the view from the Charles Bridge. The history it carries is fascinating, and a tip for those looking for the perfect picture, get up really early in the morning, sunrise, when there's no crowd yet and the light of morning sets beautifully on the sculptures and towers.

Visited April 2014
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“use caution and you'll be fine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

We were warned of pickpockets on this bridge, so we did take precautions. My husband did not carry a wallet. Instead he used a pouch around his neck called a neck safe, and I carried a cross body bag which I buttoned under my sweater. The weather was beautiful both times we crossed this bridge and we enjoyed the beautiful statues and the artists selling their wares along the sides. We stopped several places for pictures and to enjoy the sight of the river below. Be aware of your surroundings as you would in any crowd, and especially in Prague.

Visited April 2014
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“Not my favorite”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

It is a beautiful bridge with beautiful views but the bridge is overrun with beggars and gift shop stalls aimed at tourists. If you are going Prague Castle from Old Town, I do recommend taking this bridge purely for the experience.

Visited October 2013
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