Prague has easily become one of my faaaaaaavorite European cities to visit. Great food, amazing sights, and amazingly affordable.
What more could one ask for?
One of my favorite things to do in Prague is to walk the Charles Bridge.
This bridge is anything but average. It’s a whopping 2,037 feet long and 33 feet wide. Yes, THAT big. Its presence is massive and absolutely incredible and worth each and every little step you take on it.
Construction on this bridge started waaaaay back in 1357 and took about 45 years to complete. Throughout the years, the bridge has suffered severe damage and has undergone several repairs and about 100 years ago or so they officially blocked off the bridge to traffic and it became a pedestrian only bridge.
There are 30 massive statues placed all along the bridge, however around 1965, the statues were replaced by replicas, one by one. The originals, however, were relocated to the National Museum in Prague.
While there are several statues on the bridge, there is one statue in particular that draws a lot of attention. The statue of St. John Nepomuk. Legend has it that if you rub the falling priest on the statue, that not only will it bring you good luck, but it will also promise your safe return to Prague.
How fun is that!? Well, not for the falling priest, I guess. 😐
Check out my pics below of my most recent trip back to Prague and to the Charles Bridge.