Charles Bridge

Strolling along the Charles Bridge is like visiting a popular museum.  With ornate statues, artists, vendors and gorgeous views of the Vltava River, it’s easy to see why it draws a big crowd.  The Charles Bridge is one of the most famous sites to visit in Prague.  Each of the 30 statues are captivating and held my gaze for several minutes.

Even though the statues are now replicas of the originals, they are still quite impressive.  The originals are on display in the National Museum of Prague.

This statue below of St. John of Nepomuk is thought to bring good luck when you touch the base.  For a saint who was thrown from the bridge in 1393, I’m not sure exactly why it’s good luck.

St John of Nepomuk statue-1

The Charles Bridge was one of many sites we explored while visiting Prague.  It is such a beautiful city with amazing architecture around every corner.  I would definitely go back for another visit and would recommend you add it to your next trip to Europe.

Pislner Urquell at the Charles Bridge

About jingerventures

Travelling is one of my many passions. I love to get out and explore everywhere I live and visit.

2 responses »

  1. Beautiful pictures of the Charles Bridge statues! The bridge is beautiful every season of the year 🙂 I’m returning to Prague in just two weeks and your article has me even more excited to be returning. – Megan

    • Thank you! You must have touched the base of the St. John of Nepomuk statue to make sure you go back to Prague for a another visit. 🙂 I can’t wait to plan another trip. Cheers!

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