The lovely city of Prague has a lot of things to offer when it comes to beautiful tourist attractions. One of the things Prague is famous for is actually its impressive collection of bridges which give the entire city a special vibe.
If I had to choose just one bridge from this amazing collection I would definitely choose Charles Bridge because it is the most famous and beautiful bridge in Prague. This stone bridge built in a Gothic style is my favorite sight in Prague.
Originally called Stone Bridge, it connects the Old Town (Stare Mesto) with the Lesser Town (Mala Strana) and it was built under King Charles IV, becoming the oldest bridge in the city. There is a legend according to which egg yolks were mixed with the mortar used for the construction of the bridge. It is said that this was done in order to make the bridge more resistant.
Built on 16 pillars, Charles Bridge has an interesting design embellished with 30 beautiful Baroque statues and three lovely towers. The most famous statue is the one of St. John of Nepomuk, a popular Czech Saint. It is said that if you touch this statue you will have good luck and you will definitely return to Prague.
A really interesting aspect about this place is in my opinion the construction’s start date and time. If you combine the numbers you will get an interesting numerical scale. The construction began on 09 July 1357 at 5.31 and if you combine the figures (the year, the day, the month and the time) you will obtain 135797531. Look at the number carefully! Very interesting, isn’t it?
The legends that surround this place make it really special and interesting. As I have already said the construction is very beautiful and well-preserved, but the vibrant atmosphere that surrounds this place is really entertaining. The multitude of local artists, musicians and souvenir sellers make this place really lively.
Everywhere you look you will see groups of people talking, laughing and admiring the beauty of the bridge. This fuss might be annoying sometimes, but it might also be the aspect that gives the entire place that special vibration.
But for this agitation, would I have found Charles Bridge so interesting? This bridge is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Prague, one you should definitely visit if you ever get there.