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The last place to pin was the Charles Bridge. But looking at the army of voyagers we decided to take a cruise instead. As we smoothed soothingly we saw the sky play with different shades burnt orange, ochre and dusty pink. With the sky, the city changed too. While all the outdoor stalls got packed and the vendors moved inside, youngsters, tourists, and some locals bombarded the streets to enjoy the night. And as soon as our calm and serene cruise ride ended we did the same.
After making a short walk from the Astronomical clock, we reached the historic Charles Bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague. It connects the Prague Castle with the old town and was named after King Charles IV. The bridge contains replicas of the original 30 statues - most of whom depict various saints.
Built in 13th Century, this is oldest bridge across Vltava river, Apart from series of 30 Gothic statues on its 500 meter long span, the bridge gives splendid view of city and castle along with the river line.The bronze statue of St. John of Nepomuk on the bridge really stands out. Vendors selling cute trinkets and various artist performing here adds to the charm. The Gothic bridge towers built at either end completes its perfect look.
Walk Charles bridge at nightYou might have already guessed that I am in love with Charles Bridge. I find it so magical how a place filled with musicians, artists and tourist was devoid of everything at night. If you’re about that “Me time” person, that's the place to be. I bought some water (Water feels SO good after drinking alcohol all night) and enjoyed in silence.I remember standing there thinking how happy I was at that point, the feeling of achieving something so meaningful to me, and promising that this is not the last time I’ll be in Prague.
A ten minute walk later, we found ourselves on the banks of the river Vltava that runs underneath the Charles Bridge. Karlův most, as the bridge is called in the local language, is the primary spot to visit in the entire country. It's a simple bridge right at the heart of the city, sandwiched between the Prague castle and the old town. The busiest side of Prague was at night deserted, with just a five-story club and a dance bar attracting any visitors. We instead sat underneath one of the statues in the middle of the bridge, with a few drinks and a speaker. As the drinks wore us down, the night became livelier to us. Bollywood music, a serene atmosphere and a few strangers enjoying with us was the kickstart to our amazing trip.
Charles BridgeThe Charles Bridge is a 14th century bridge that originally connected the Prague Castle and the Old Town of Prague. This bridge was built in the regime of King Charles IV and was the only means of crossing the Vlatva River. What makes this bridge special is the presence of over 30 baroque style statues, mostly of patrons and saints across the 621m long bridge. The original statues have been places in the National Museum and what take their place are systematic replicas.The Charles Bridge is not just one of the best spots to view both the sunrise and the sunset, it is also a popular tourist hub with millions of tourists crossing the bridge everyday. What’s special about this bridge other than the scenic views? It’s the whole bunch of street artists and musicians that you encounter on the way that truly make this an experience to remember!Prague Castle
It was a full moon night, partly cloudy skies and dazzling streets of Prague. I decided to take a walk on Charles Bridge.The most popular structure in Prague, Charles Bridge is simply magnificent at night. Built over the river Vlatva, it's important for it's connection between Prague Castle and the city's Old Town.The Eastern and Western Tower at the respective ends of the bridge are beautifully lit. You will see a lot of statues on the bridge. What makes the bridge come alive are the street musicians. Inspired by the street culture, I took out my Ukulele and started busking. To my surprise, a lot of passers by paused to hear me sing and play. A photographer took some great shots and later, sent it to me. Here is a glimpse of me on the Charles bridge.
rague's most stunning bridge spans 16 arches and is lined with 30 Baroque statues of religious figures. 1700 feet of Cobblestone pavement - an architectural awe. The best View of the Vltava River ofcourse.