Prague: 10 Things to Do

2. Charles Bridge

Pedestrians walking across the Charles Bridge Christian Guy / Hemis / Corbis
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Commissioned by King Charles IV in 1357, Prague's most stunning bridge spans 16 arches and is lined with 30 Baroque statues of religious figures. The bridge's 1,700 ft. (520 m) of cobblestone are used for wholly temporal purposes, however. Each afternoon, painters and hot-dog vendors fight for space with — and custom from — the hordes of tourists who are themselves elbowing one another for the best views of the Vltava River. If you arrive at dawn, you'll beat the crowds and enjoy a glorious sunrise.

  • 1. Charles Bridge
    Charles Bridge, Prague 1, Prague, Czech Republic 50.0864114.41163

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