" I see a great city whose glory will touch the stars." She ordered to build a wooden fort where Prague Castle sits today. She thought the city would reach the world with it's splendor. When you cross the Charles Bridge you can see the diversity of people who want to visit this special city.
Nearly 25 years ago Prague staged the Velvet Revolution of peaceful protests to bring down the communist regime. The city of a thousand spires has become a tourist destination of Gothic Cathedrals and chic cafes.
1. Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge is named after Charles the IV because he built the bridge in 1357, founded the University, and created the foundations of the city we see today. He was the second Bohemian King from the House of Luxenbourg and the first King of Bohemia to become the Holy Roman Emperor.
The university is one of the oldest in the world. He built the bridge to cross the Vltava River.
It has 30 statues of religious people and 16 glorious arches. Until the ninetenth century it was the only bridge to cross the river. The 1,700 ft. cobblestone bridge is full of vendors and tourists wanting to savor every moment of the historic bridge. You can grab a sausage if you're hungry from the walking.