The construction of the Charles Bridge in Prague lasted for almost 150 years making it one of the most impressive buildings of this country. It is made out of stone that has proved as the perfect material as it still stands proudly, linking the Old Town with the Prague Castle, over the river Vltava.
The bridge is used by pedestrians only and because of that there are many stands offering souvenirs along the way. Besides a rich and interesting shopping offer, the tourists are able to enjoy the view from the bridge and its design. The Charles Bridge is embellished with 75 statues and a tower on each end.
Connecting the two most visited areas of Prague, the Charles Bridge is accessible only by walk, but to get there you can uses various means of public transport.
Charles Bridge is a public bridge, thus walking across it is free.