The Charles Bridge

by blueai2014

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The Charles Bridge in Prague is the oldest bridge in the city. The bridge connects the Old Town to Mala Strana. Outlining the bridge are 30 statues of saints and other important people in which they have contributed to the history of Prague in a positive way. The bridge was previously named the stone bridge. Then it was named the Charles Bridge after King Charles IV had claimed it. Its architecture is known to be one of the best examples of Gothic design. With its Gothic design, it is one of the most beautiful sights in Prague, let alone in Central Europe. The towers that are present at the ends of the two sides of the bridges, also represent Gothic architecture. On more modern days, the bridge holds a warm welcome to many tourists, visitors, musicians, and artists. A lot of musicians bring their bands on the bridge to preform for the people who pass by. There are also a lot of painters along the bridge offering to paint picture of tourists or are painting for their own pleasure and for their own work. I am very excited to visit such a beautiful scenic place. It is home to the most beautiful art and has countless historical influences and memories.

http://www.praguewelcome.cz/en/visit/monuments/top-monuments/55-charles-bridge.shtml

 

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