Browsing: Old Town Bridge Tower

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The 13th-century Charles Bridge (Karlův most) lined with half a kilometre of Baroque statues ranks among the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Strolling this charming bridge with impressive vistas over Prague Castle and the Vltava River is everybody’s favourite activity. Unfortunately Charles Bridge is a victim of its own popularity – most of the time it is packed with tourists and Czechs alike, especially during the spring and summer months.

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City Spots – From the giant metronome on Letná Gardens – there used to be a statue of Stalin here. Across Lesser Town from the Observatory on Petřínn Hill. St. Vitus’ Cathedral – If you can make it up the 287 stairs to the top, you will witness a stunning view of the whole city.

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The 500 spires of Prague are better witnessed from the air! Here’s a summary of the more popular and lesser known Prague towers. The ‘miniature Eiffel Tower’ is reachable through the funicular station near to the tram stop in Újezd .

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The Old Town Bridge Tower was first commissioned under the reign of Charles IV as a part of the city’s defenses. Today, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful medieval towers in the city. In fact, it was designed by one of Prague’s most renowned architects who also worked on the Cathedral of St. Vitus at Prague Castle, Petr Parler.