The pedestrian Charles Bridge serves as a focal point for
tourists and is the most photographed feature of the city.
Construction began in 1357 replacing the earlier Judith Bridge of
which the only remaining part is one of the towers at the Mal??
Strana gate that can be climbed for a view of the city. Up until
1841 this was the only bridge in Prague. Throngs of people pick
their way through the happy congestion caused by buskers, artists
and musicians lining the bridge, positioned between the saintly
sandstone statues that make this the most picturesque and lively of
Transportation: Metro to Staromestsk?? or tram 17, 18, 51 or
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