Charles Bridge Can Connects You With a Piece of History
Prague looks like a city from a fairy tale that is experiencing a renaissance through tourism. With the rise of new hotels and the young generation that wants to live refined, visitors first will be enthralled by the old centre. Then you can admire the local beauty on the cobbled streets with a wonderful beer and cocktails. But, while walking through medieval paths you must go through the beautiful Charles Bridge. So stand here, with thoughts and with your attention to catch the story of this urban landmark.
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Charles Bridge is one of the most recognizable symbols of Prague, the Czech capital and former capital of Bohemia. This bridge is the first association for the city and every traveller ever had the opportunity to step on a stone crossing through the Vltava. Historically famous stone bridge began to build in 1357, on order of the King of Bohemia Charles IV who only succeeded to become Roman Emperor. The construction of that extremely important bridge was completed at the beginning of 15th century.
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Charles Bridge is impressive for two Gothic towers on each of its end which represent the entry or the exit and along that bridge there are 30 monuments of religious themes. Charles Bridge is 515 meters long and wide on average 9.5 meters. The widest place reaches over 13 meters. The bridge is completely made of stone, and lies on 16 arches, which are protected by ice guards. The Charles Bridge has three watchtowers, two on the side of the castle and one of the sides of the old city. The guard’s tower on the side of the city is considered as one of the most impressive Gothic buildings in the world.
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