Czech Atlas

Prague

Charles Bridge, Architecture, Bridges - Prague

> Czech RepublicPragueRegionsAccommodation Maps Route planner

Architecture > Bridges > Bridges and foot bridges leading to islands > Charles Bridge


Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge

municipality: Praha 1,
land Register: Old Town, The Lesser Quarter,
email this to a friend email this to a friend Favourite Favourite Facebook Facebook

Zaslat článek na email smazat












discussion (comments: 3)

The Charles Bridge is the oldest preserved Prague bridge that still serves its original purpose. It connects Mostecka street in the Lesser Quarter and Krizkovnicke Square in the Old Town. It arches not only over the Vltava river but also over the mill supply flume at Certovka (Devil River) and Kampa island. The foundation stone was laid by Charles IV. on 9 July 1357. The construction of the bridge was finished in 1402. The Charles bridge was designed according to the plans of Petr Parler using the cuboidal technique and consists of six arches. The bridge is 515m long and 9,5 m wide. At both ends there are watchtowers with gates. In Mala Strana (The Lesser Quarter) it is the Malostranska bridge tower (the smaller tower was part of the Judith bridge that was destroyed in 1170) and on the opposite side it is the Old Town tower. The walkway and one arch are decorated by statues. The bridge has been seriously damaged many times since it was built. It is one of the most beautiful architectural jewels in the whole of Prague.

Zvětšit mapu

GPS: 50° 5'11.056"N, 14° 24'42.939"E

other accommodation

0.6 Km Western Hotel Kampa - Praha

Western Hotel Kampa - Praha

This originally refurbished hotel in the historical center of Prague is located far away ...

1.1 Km Haštal Hotel - Prague

Haštal Hotel - Prague

Prague Centre

The family hotel with a restaurant and garden is situated in the northern part ...

1.3 Km EuroAgentur Ramada Grand Hotel Symphony - Praha

EuroAgentur Ramada Grand Hotel Symphony - Praha

Prague Centre

This newly reconstructed hotel, with a cosy design, a fresh look and comfort is ...

1.3 Km Hotel Salvator - Praha

Hotel Salvator - Praha

Prague Centre

Hotel Salvator is a charming hootel in the very centre of Prague. There are ...

1.6 Km EuroAgentur Hotel Sonata - Praha

EuroAgentur Hotel Sonata - Praha

Prague Centre

A luxurious four-star hotel located in the very centre of the city, just a ...

1.7 Km EuroAgentur Hotel Harmony - Praha

EuroAgentur Hotel Harmony - Praha

Prague Centre

EuroAgentur Hotel Harmony is located in the very heart of Prague, just a few ...

3.9 Km Botel Racek *** Prague - Prague

Botel Racek *** Prague - Prague

Near Prague Centre

RACEK botel was built at the end of 70 years of this century ...

9.1 Km EuroAgentur Ramada Airport Hotel Prague - Praha

EuroAgentur Ramada Airport Hotel Prague - Praha

This modern hotel is located at Prague International Airport, Terminal South. Thanks to its ...

9.1 Km EuroAgentur Best Western Hotel Selský dvůr - Prague

EuroAgentur Best Western Hotel Selský dvůr - Prague

Near Prague Centre

This romantic family hotel, surrounded by greenery in a quiet Prague district, is located ...

found 43 items, 4 pages to the beginning Back forward to the end

found 43 items, 4 pages to the beginning Back forward to the end



Copyright © 2007-2011, atlasceska.cz | czechatlas.com | Timetables | Print | Contacts | Support us | XHTML 1.0 Strict | Add accommodation | Up ↑
TOPlist TOPlist