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Charles Bridge

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Address: Karluv most, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 0745746632
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Connecting the Old town with Lesser Town, this popular pedestrian bridge is...

Connecting the Old town with Lesser Town, this popular pedestrian bridge is filled with musicians, painters, vendors and tourists during the summertime.

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Walk across the bridge a few times, great views, always vibrant. Magical at night. Stand and take in the atmosphere, fab.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walk across the bridge a few times, great views, always vibrant. Magical at night. Stand and take in the atmosphere, fab.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We got there around 8:00 am and practically had the entire bridge to ourselves. It's a beauty. Take a description of the statues with you so you can see what each of them stand for.

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a guide who explained the history of the bridge and it is a true marvel. A beautiful pedestrian bridge crossing the Alba, it is a must on any visit to Prague. It can be very crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is little to say that hasn't already been said. Well worth a visit, expect to take your time and enjoy the buskers and knick nack stalls. When you are finished there are plenty of small cafes and bars at either end to have recuperative beer. I'd recommend making an effort to go at night in order to enjoy the... More 

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Williamsville, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First off, DO NOT go there mid day, it is mobbed. Early morning and evening are the best times. The bridge is lined with many interesting statues and many many people selling crafts and drawings. Definitely worth spending an hour here.

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the Charles bridge shortly after lunch so it was VERY busy. The area is well known for pick pocketers so keep your bags close and closed. Lots of artists on the bridge selling photos and drawings which are. Reasonable price. It's a beautiful place to take photos! If going with a loved one a lot of people have... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see place in Prague. If you are in Náměstí Republiky area, it is on the way to the castle or the boat rides.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took a leisurely stroll across the Charles Bridge. It's nice enough but the views are better from Prague Castle. The statues all seriously need a good clean though. There are lots of artists and street performers on the bridge but they let you carry on without trying to grab or shout at you, which is nice. People moan it's busy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a pedestrian only bridge. There are lots of street vendors lining the edge of the bridge. Plenty of statues also.

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Really beautiful but so many people during g daytime. Go for a stroll sooner or at night to really appreciate the beauty.

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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
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