In pictures: Prague’s iconic Charles Bridge
The Charles Bridge – or Karlův Most – is one of Prague’s most iconic, and busiest, sights. Built in the late 14th century, it was the only way to get across the Vltava River for nearly 500 years. The bridge is lined with over 30 statues with imposing gothic-style towers protecting each end. Everyone’s seen the classic photo of the deserted bridge in the mist, it’s one of the most recognisable images of Prague. You might struggle to recreate it yourself though, as the Charles Bridge is one of the city’s most popular attractions, packed with a mass of tourists, artists and gift stalls for most of the day. But if you’re there in the winter or get up before dawn you can have it to yourself, otherwise some of the best views of the bridge are from the riverbank on the Prague Castle side of the Vltava.