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Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge is the oldest preserved bridge over the Vltava river in Prague. It is formed by 16 arches and is nearly 516 metres long and 9.5 metres wide. There used to be a wooden bridge here, which was taken down by a flood in 1157. After that King Vladislav II built a stone bridge which was completed in 1172. This was the first Prague stone bridge and was named after King's wife Judith. This bridge was destroyed by a flood too, on 3rd February 1342.

20.12.2005 | Prague guide | Cities | Read more
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