The Charles Bridge is a historic pedestrian bridge that crosses River Vltava. It is located over River Vltava in Prague, Czech Republic. The Bridge was constructed in the beginning of the 15th century.
Why it is special: Made of stone, the Charles Bridge was a vital connection between Prague’s Old Town and the Castle, suddenly increasing its importance as a trade route between the Eastern and Western Europe. 621 metres in length and 10 metres wide, the Bridge ‘rests’ on 16 arches. To increase its ornamental value, the Bridge was decorated with 30 statues made in typical Baroque-style.