Charles Bridge

Medieval stone arch bridge

Charles Bridge

It is a historic bridge that spans the Vltava River and connects the Old Town with the Lesser Town.

The bridge was built between 1357 and 1402, and it is one of the oldest surviving complete and functioning monuments in Europe. It is also one of the most beautiful bridges in the world.

Charles Bridge is lined with 30 Baroque statues, which were added to the bridge in the 17th and 18th centuries. The most famous statue is the statue of St. John of Nepomuk, which is said to bring good luck to those who touch it.

  • The bridge is named after Charles IV, who was the Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia at the time of the bridge's construction.
  • The bridge was originally called the Stone Bridge, but it was renamed Charles Bridge in the 18th century.
  • The bridge was closed to traffic in 1985, and it is now only open to pedestrians and cyclists.