Charles Bridge in Prague
A classic landmark in Prague, the Charles Bridge is the beautiful gothic link connecting Prague's old town with Malá Strana and Prague castle. Walk along the Charles Bridge and experience the city from a new vantage point when you gaze out over the water and see the fairytale views that draw tourists from around the world.
The history of Prague on the Charles Bridge
Once known as the Stone Bridge, Prague's iconic landmark was renamed and rebuilt in 1375 after Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and has been a testament to the city's unique architecture ever since.
Architect and close friend of the King, Peter Parler built a functional bridge named after Charles, but it was not until the 17th century that the bridge was ornamented with an additional 30 statues.
Today, there are 75 statues along the Charles Bridge including the famous St. John of Nepomuk. Travellers are encouraged to touch the statue's bronze plates, rumoured to bring good luck and ensure visitors return to Prague.
The best of Prague on the Charles Bridge
Visitors walking along the Charles Bridge can enjoy the best of Prague all in one place. Pick up some art from a local artist's stall, stop to listen to busking musicians or enjoy a meal or drink at some of the fine pubs and restaurants at either end of the bridge.
Stop by the bridge at sunset for a breath-taking view of Prague, or climb up the two towers at the ends of the bridge and see Prague from a different angle.
The Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel, Prague is only a short walk away from the Charles Bridge, making it easy to visit again and again, so book a stay today.