The Charles Bridge, or Karlův Most in Czech, is the most famous bridge of Czechia’s capital city Prague.

There are three bridge towers, with one located on the Staré Město, or Old Town, side, which has a statue standing by it of Charles IV, the Holy Roman Emperor and namesake of Wenceslas Square.

Charles Bridge, or Karlův Most, in Czechia

The Karlův Most is the oldest standing bridge over the Vltava River in Prague and the second oldest preserved bridge in all of Czechia.

Opened in 1402, it actually replaces an older bridge, the Judith Bridge (Juditin Most), which dated back to 1172. The Královská cesta, or Royal Route, winds its way through Prague and also through the Charles Bridge.

Charles Bridge, or Karlův Most, in Prague

Charles Bridge connects Old Town (Staré Město) with “Lesser Town” (Malá Strana). Dozens of Baroque statues and sculptures guard the exterior of the towers of the Karlův Most.

On the other side of the Charles Bridge, over the Vltava River, are two smaller towers:

Charles Bridge, or Karlův Most

Joseph and Christian en route to Milan traveling companion

* These photos were probably taken by my dear friend and travel companion, Joseph Chakola; if not, then I might have taken them using his trusty iPhone camera.

Wanna read up more on Prague? Check out our guide on the Czech National Museum and our review of the tasty food at Lokal restaurant.


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