Charles Bridge and Vltava River:
Prague, Czech Republic 31 Dec
During our visit to Prague we took a walk alongside The Vltava River after touring the Jewish Synagogues and Cemetery. The Vltava River was a fundamental part of the foundation of the city of Prague. It provided drinking water, water for crop irrigation and a means for travel. The path along the River is only a few minutes’ walk and we got to enjoy the site of the beautiful Prague Castle and Charles Bridge. We did not have time to visit the castle or take a boat tour on the river but we did get to the Charles Bridge.
The Charles Bridge is a 14th century stone bridge linking the two sides of Prague Connecting Old Town with the Prague Castle. The entrance to Charles Bridge is marked at both ends by towers. There are beautiful views of Prague from the bridge. The Charles Bridge is quite a tourist attraction. There are throngs of people during the day. With street artists and musicians perform there. It was raining when we visited so it wasn’t very full. There are now 75 statues on Charles Bridge. Most of the statues are copies, since many of the originals were damaged over time.
Posted: December 31, 2017
Prague 1, Czech Republic