Charles Bridge Prague
Visitors to Prague should not miss out on seeing the Gothic Charles Bridge. Commissioned by Charles IV in 1357, this stone bridge crosses over the Vltava River and has historically been an important connection between Prague Castle and Prague’s Old Town.
These days, it is entirely pedestrianised and is a lively stretch full of stalls, artists, street performers and local musicians – making it one of the most colourful spots in Prague.
Getting to the Charles Bridge from the Park Inn Hotel Prague couldn’t be easier thanks to Prague’s excellent transport system: it is just a short tram ride away. And once visitors have had a taste of Prague’s cultural scene, they can move on to Prague’s National Theatre
, which is a short 10-15 minute walk away.
Prague’s Charles Bridge: then and now
Legend has it that Charles Bridge is so sturdy (it has remained intact for over 500 years) because eggs were mixed into the mortar, but this was proven to be a colourful piece of folklore after investigations found no traces of egg.
There is plenty to take in on the Charles Bridge. Take the time to admire the arches, baroque-style statues and enchanting views over Prague. Look out for the famous Bradáč (Bearded Man): In the past, he served as an alert that the city was in danger of flooding when water levels rose above his head.
The Park Inn Hotel Prague
Right in the city centre amidst near all the sights and thrills, the Park Inn Hotel Prague is the perfect place to set off from for a whirlwind tour of Prague. Guests will love the buzzing RBG Bar & Grill (serving the best steaks in town) and the great views from the clean and modern rooms of this popular hotel in Prague city