Historic Charles Bridge in Prague

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Historic Charles Bridge – Prague

Prague – is the capital and the largest city of the Czech Republic. In Prague lives around 1.3 million inhabitants. The city is famous for having the largest castle in the world, which is covering 18 acres and it is included in the Guinness book of records. Prague, which you can see on this live cam, is divided into 10 different districts. The capital of Czech Republic is also known as the capital of Bohemia. Prague played an important role to the Bohemian Reformation. It was founded during the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Bohemian eras and was the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia. It was also a home for Charles IV and an important city to the Monarchy. Prague played an important role to the Bohemian Reformation.

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Charles Bridge (Karluv most) was commissioned by Charles IV to replace the Judith Bridge that had been damaged by floods in 1342. The bridge construction was completed in 1402. Later it was decorated with 30 statues of saints with the most famous statue of St John of Nepomuk. A simple walk across the 14th century Bridge is one of the most enjoyable experiences in Prague.

Astronomical clock Strike an Hour

Probably, everyone heard about famous Astronomical Clocks in Prague (Prague orloj). Medieval astronomical clock which are located in the heart of the center of Prague. First installed in 1410 it makes them the third oldest clock in the world. While being in Old Town Hall you can watch the spectacle of the mechanical clock marking the turn of an hour. Clock are the pride of Prague and they never disappoint the visitors.

Old Jewish Ghetto

Josefov or also known as the Jewish Quarter is located between the Old Town and the Vltava River. Its history dates from the 13 century when Jewish people were ordered to leave their homes and to settle in one area. Between 1893-1913 a number of buildings were remodeled, fortunately, most of the significant historical buildings were saved and today they remain a testimony to the history of the Jews in Prague.

Infant Jesus of Prague

Church of Our Lady Victorious with a statue of Infant Jesus of Prague is an average size church located in the Mala Strana just in the heart of the city. Everyday hundreds of believers visit this church to pray and make wishes. The origin of the statue is unknown but it has been dated back to the 16th century.

Old Town Square

Old Town Square is a historic square in the Old quarter of Prague. It is located between Charles Bridge, which you can see on this live camera, and Wenceslas Square. The Old Square has remained relatively untouched since the 10th century and it features various architectural styles including Gothic Church of Our Lady Victorious. Also, here are located medieval astronomical clock.

There are many things to do in Prague. Here you can enjoy nature at Jeleni Prikop (Stag Moat) or test yourself in a Mind Maze. Climb 299 steps to Petrin Hill and immerse yourself in the Prague nightlife.

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