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Old Town Bridge Tower
Old Town Bridge Tower

Old Town Bridge Tower

9.240 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Bridge, Landmark
Ranked #11 in Prague things to do
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Karlův most Praha 1, 110 00 Praha 1, Czechia
+420 724 379 677
http://muzeumprahy.cz/201-staromestska-mostecka-vez/
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The gorgeous Gothic tower guards the entrance to the Charles Bridge as it has since 1380. You can climb the stairs to the top of what is oft regarded as the most beautiful Gothic tower in Europe for a ... Read more
spectacular view of the River Vltava and parts of the city. This gateway to the old town has been a both a witness and a part of some ghastly history. The severed heads of anti-Habsburg rebels were displayed atop it in the 1600’s to act as a deterrent to other would-be dissenters. Who can say whether the deterrent worked or not but the decapitated criminals did ensure one thing: this is now a popular spot on all of Prague’s ghost tours.

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Local from Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge Tower is a Gothic structure guarding one end of Charles Bridge and showing the entrance to the Old Town.
The Old Town Bridge Tower was conceived as a triumphal arch through which the Kings of Bohemia would march on their coronation procession from the Old Town up to Prague Castle.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany

Everything you would expect in a tourist driven area. Street performers to traditional Czech stores and cuisine. Most restaurants offers outside eating areas, this was great due to all the beautiful architecture.

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Lincoln, Nebraska

Located near Charles Bridge, this beautiful tower stands strong through the years. The Charles Bridge is a very populated tourist spot so this tower is definitely a quick look as you walk by the crowds.

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Foster City, California, USA

Located at the east end of the iconic Charles Bridge. Next to it is the Charles Bridge museum.

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Ottawa

Beautiful old tower and fantastic way to kick off a stroll along the bridge. Watch out for the pickpockets though as they love preying on the plentiful tourists in the area, especially in the evening

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Singapore, Singapore

Climb up the Old Town Bridge tower for a spectacular view of Charles Bridge below and Prague Castle. The view is beautiful both during the day and night.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Insanely ornate guard tower on the Prague side of the Charles bridge. A spectacular site in a city of spectacular sites.

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Cambridge

It's a cool looking tower. We didn't go up (we were focused on the bridge), but just looking was nice.

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Pittsford (town), New York

Very interesting architecture. Make sure you visit this site during the night which gives it a whole new perspective. Walking across the bridge to this site is a nice way to spend some time.

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Longmont, Colorado, USA

The Charles Bridge is the historic and tourist center of Prague. The Bridge Tower hovers over the eastern end of the bridge. Typical of the city's medieval architecture, the bridge tower is crowned with spires. Pedestrians can walk through the gateway at the base. Artists and beggars tend to be equally thick here.

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Santa Clara, California, USA

The Old Town Bridge Tower is the start of the Charles Bridge. The tower itself is a huge and imposing structure (much like the rest of the Old Town of Prague).

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Vancouver, Canada

walked the bridge a dozen times; daytime and nighttime, in sun, rain, cloud, fog and thunderstorm - each time was a pleasure :)

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Sydney, Australia
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Beautiful day and night, the best way to enter into the center of town. Just walk through and then wind your way to the left through the streets and you'll bump into the beautiful square of Old Town.

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5 min walk from our Apartment.

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Bremen, Germany

just imagine that you're watching people 500 years back

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Old Bridge Tower is the great entrance to Prague. This tower located at the end of Charles Bridge, the symbol of Prague, indicates the "beginning" of the old town, the beautiful old city of Prague. Gothic architecture, you can climb its 138 steps (paid entrance) to enjoy very good panoramic views of both the bridge and the river and the Malá Strana neighborhood ..

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