Bedazzle in Charles Bridge Prague
Charles Bridge Prague is the Gothic bridge that connects Old town and Mala Stana in the Prague banks of the Vltava. It is mostly known as the survivor bridge since it has survived from the country’s worst flood experienced in the past 500 years.
The bridge filled with baroque statues and two towers standing on each end of the bridge. Staromestská vež on the Old Town end and the Malostranská vež on the Malá Strana end.
The bridge is one of the famous landmarks of the city which attracts not just tourists but also residents. Hawkers, musicians, artists, crafts art and souvenir vendors are all over the place.
According to photographers the best time to visit the bridge is in the dawn when no one’s passing or walking and you can have the bridge all yours.
Old Town Bridge Tower
Strolling til the old town bridge tower, crowded folks welcomed us. The streets covered with people’s noises, I had this impression that they were roaring like bees.
From the Old town square, we directly went to look for this popular bridge in town. Some people say it’s as beautiful as the London bridge of UK.
Walking for about 15 minutes we finally reach the bridge part, but not the right one we found the other bridge beside the Academy of Arts of Prague.
As we arrive at the bridge next from Charles, I was automatically captivated by the view. The river itself is adorable, watching those boats and cruises around the area makes me want to take a tour as well.
A River running from southeast forest to north, commonly called “Czech River”. The longest river in the country, with 430 kilometers (270 mi) long and drains an area about 28,090 square kilometers.
Vltava River is famous for its Cruise attractions, from one-hour cruises to long evening cruises with dinner or music. The city offers River Cruise a range of regular and private cruises. EDV which offer mostly regular cruises and JazzBoat combination of cruise and jazz concerts.
The Vltava has a refreshing environment and charming atmosphere. From taking the cruise you’ll see unique views of Prague’s architectural marvels. On the way, you will see the Prague Castle, cruise beneath the historic Charles Bridge Prague.
Duration of the regular river cruise is about 50 minutes which cost 12 € (adults), 7,5 € (children). Private cruises like dinner cruise with music, luxury with a 3-course meal, lunch cruise, and dessert and drinks cruise.
The tour will take 2 -3 hours and cost from 35 € (adults), 20 € (children).
Jazzboat tickets are from 27 € without a meal and 41 € with the meal inclusive. You can reserve online via JazzBoat
Apparently, Charles Bridges became the tourist attraction of every couple in visiting Prague. Several Love Locks attached on the side of the bridge some lovers padlock, a promise of forever in with each other, It’s clearly becoming like in Paris.
Would you make you love locks promise here too? Me, maybe in the next visit.
Charles Bridge Prague
Charles Bridge Prague indeed is the busiest place, I wanted to take as many photos as I can but all I have are photos of people around.
As I walk further I noticed this group of Musicians, they are really professionals. How they play their instruments are pretty flawless. I watch them and recorded some videos so watch out for it.
Other views in the area
After a while, we were getting ready to go back to our hotel so we walk again from the Bridge to Palladium Shopping center. We definitely enjoyed the outline of this beautiful pont of Charles.
On our way, we bought a cone of potato chips really delicious and cheap, I’ve also seen that special bread they sell on the streets. But in the end, we didn’t buy it cause we need to go do our groceries in an ALDI store.
Finally, we have made our groceries for our dinner that night. We spend about 200+ CZK around 9 euros for some good stuff (water, food, fruits, chips).
I can truly say that Prague is one of the cheapest cities that I’ve ever been in Europe. The first day in the city has adjourned and it’s time to relax and prepare for the next day adventure.