There are many bridges on the Voltava River in Prague. The Charlie Bridge, which was built in 1357 and completed in 1400, is the first bridge built by Prague on the Voltava River. It has a history of 650 years. Charlie Bridge has become one of Prague's most famous historic sites with its long history and architectural art. The bridge was built in accordance with the order of Czech King Charles IV, so it was named Charles Bridge. It is the largest existing ancient bridge in Czech Republic and the main road connecting the old city of Prague, the small town and the Prague castle. At one end of the bridge, a statue of Charles IV (the first picture) stands at the entrance, flanked by a Gothic portal with a baroque relief. There are 30 statues on the stone railings on both sides of the bridge. They are all masterpieces of the 17th and 18th century Baroque artists in Czech Republic. They are known by Europeans as the "European Open-air Baroque Statue Gallery". The most famous sculpture on the bridge is the statue of St. John. Visitors will rush to touch the statue in order to bring luck. The statue was exhibited at the Shanghai World Expo (last picture).
Prague is a popular saying: it's only when you walk the Charlie Bridge nine times that you come to Prague. but why? I think it's only when I walk on Charlie Bridge. Charlie Bridge has always been an inexhaustible source of creation for artists, photographers and poets. All their works show respect for the bridge. The Charlie Bridge represents the city's rare strength, its ability to recover from disaster. It has resisted natural disasters and man-made disasters. The most beautiful bridge in Europe spans the Voltava River and now carries the dreams of countless travelers. If you touch the image of saints with your heart, you will be happy all your life. Loving someone with all one's heart in one's life can make one's life happier.
Walking along the Voltava River towards the famous Charlie Bridge, I heard the second movement of the Symphony Poem of Smeta, the father of Czech music "My Motherland", as Smeta described at the time - "That morning, I slowly walked onto the bridge, and nobody knew what I wanted to do. It was then that I suddenly heard the sound of the torrent of the Voltava River hitting the Charlie Bridge. Charlie Bridge is 659 years old. There are 30 statues on it. They have different looks and are telling different stories. This is one of the most artistic monuments of the 14th century and one of the most famous in the world. On the same day, I passed the Charlie Bridge three times at different times. Early morning, morning and evening, leaving a different visual effect, endless, charming, indescribable.
To Prague Airport is more than 6:00 a.m. when friends pick up the plane and arrive in the small city, just before Wenhua Oriental Hotel near Charlie Bridge arrives at the hotel, they are very tired, but they can't wait to go to the Charlie Bridge to find out whether the three-minute walk from the hotel to the Charlie Bridge on the bridge is only a walk without motor vehicles, the ground is very clean, because it is the first time to Prague before the ancient fantasy. Architecture and mythology appear in front of us. Every few meters there is a bronze statue on the bridge. The most important thing is that the God of protection is the green bronze statue in the middle of the bridge. It is said that touching the bronze statue will bring happiness and good luck for a lifetime. Standing on the bridge, you can see the water in most of the old city, the water in the river and the old buildings on both sides. It's very beautiful. I took many pictures of the bridge and Old Town Walking Old Town Square Less than 5 Minutes
It's worth visiting. There's a famous astronomical clock in Old Town Square, Tyne Church. It's also nice to have a picture on Charlie Bridge. In addition, you can see the whole old city of Prague when you climb the Bell Tower. There are many stores in the old city square. All kinds of big brands can be exhausted in one net, but you can't go soon.
2018.06.01-06.03 has been passing this great bridge for three days in Prague. German tanks crossed the bridge, which was still strong. There are 30 statues standing on the bridge, and Google will know their stories and names in a minute. For example, St. John, who was thrown into the river by the king for keeping her secret like a bottle. The iron fence under the bridge is inevitably hung with dense lover locks, which bridge can we escape from? Always puzzled, what can a lock lock lock? Love is not confinement, love is self-discipline, love is also to give freedom. It's only you who can be held fast.
Charlie Bridge is a scenic spot that must not be missed when traveling to Prague. It is 516 meters across both ends of the Vertava River. It is the oldest stone bridge in Eastern Europe. The Prague government has carefully maintained that it only allows people to walk on it. In addition to watching the beautiful scenery along the river bank, there are also many artists and musicians performing on the bridge. It is very lively. There are 30 religions on both sides of Charlie Bridge. In addition to appreciating the touching stories and magnificent sculptures of the saints, the most interesting thing is to find out the statues of the saints who can make wishes. Each of them has different meanings and rituals, which can be seen from the long lines of tourists.
Every year, many people come to the place. Walking along the crowd in the direction of the astronomical clock, we can surely find the Charlie Bridge. Next year I will go again and take a picture on the bridge every year. Looking at yourself many years later is also a very romantic thing.