Charles Bridge in Prague On Resin Fridge Magnet
The Charles Bridge is not just famous for its historical associations but also for its unique architecture and its geography as the connecting bridge between Prague Castle and the city's Old Town Square. The Charles Bridge resin fridge magnet actually manages to depict the beauty of the bridge as well as the majestic views of the Prague Castle that it offers to people who chance to stroll along it. While the construction of the bridge was completed in the 15th century, the 621 meter long bridge is supported by three bridge towers. The tower located towards the side of the Old Town Square is accordingly called the Old Town tower and is one of the most attractive Gothic-style structures. The entire bridge is lined with baroque style statue replicas and tourists can bask in the glory of these various patron saints most notably St. Luthgard, St. John of Nepomuk and the Knight Bruncvik.
Views Offered by Charles Bridge in Prague
Previously known as Stone Bridge or Prague Bridge, the bridge's name was changed to Charles Bridge in 1870. The best view is of the Prague Castle especially during the nighttime when it is all lit up against the night sky. Viewers can also enjoy scenes from the Vltava River, which flows under the bridge. All of this is in addition to the glimpses one can get off the Old Town Square that is on one end of the bridge and of the Astronomical Tower.
If you wish to enjoy the splendor of the views that this spot offers, it is a good idea to visit the bridge during early morning hours or late night hours when the bridge is empty or might have only a few stragglers.
Other Attractions at Charles Bridge
In addition to all the statues on the bridge and the scenic surroundings, the Charles Bridge is often lined with vendors, painters, kiosks and most importantly, pedestrians. Some time ago, tram and car traffic were allowed on the bridge, today it is a pedestrian-only bridge and often during the daytime (afternoons and evenings), it can be brimming with tourists and locals.
Depicting the baroque style statues and the Prague Castle in the background, the resin fridge magnet of Charles Bridge offers a tranquil glimpse of this historical and architecturally fascinating piece of structure. Many historical accounts of the bridge's construction relate that egg yolks were mixed into the mortar to add strength to the bridge's construction, which is why it was able to withstand a lot of damage during the floods and war in the 19th century. A lot of repair construction was done on the bridge in the late 2000s for the protection and conservation of the bridge structure.
Visiting Charles Bridge and Surrounding Areas
The trip to Charles Bridge, surrounding the Old Town Square, Jewish quarters and Prague Castle can be bundled up in a single day. This entire region will be easily accessible on foot, which is why it is a good idea to wear comfortable shoes; pack lots of fluid and of course, a good camera to capture the lovely sights. However, if you do not get to take pictures, you can always have your hands on this desirable Charles Bridge resin fridge magnet souvenir from World-wide-gifts.com.