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Old Town Bridge Tower

Karluv most, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
+420 221 714 444
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On the Old Town side of Charles Bridge, this Gothic tower built in 1373 is flanked by sculptures of St Vitus and Charles IV. Open to the public,it offers excellent views of the Old Town and the Vltava River to visitors who climb the narrow staircase. The tower once displayed the heads of twelve Protestant leaders executed in 1621, and was also the site of the final conflict of the Thirty Years War (1618-1648).
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Karluv most, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Staré Město (Old Town)
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Reviewed yesterday

the view are from the outside so not Worth climbing all the way to the top as there is not alot to see

Thank bas t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the beautiful towers at the end of the Charles Bridge, very photogenic, an icon of old Prague and a place you will want to see. Come at night when the crowds are thinner.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tower is situated at the end or the start of the Charles Bridge depends on the way you start walking. It’s a gothic looking tower that you can pay to climb to look out from the top onto the bridges and surroundings.

Thank Su O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This elegant late-14th-century tower was built not only as a fortification but also as a triumphal arch marking the entrance to the Old Town. Like the bridge itself, it was designed by Peter Parler and incorporates many symbolic elements. Inside is an exhibition about the...More

Thank Georges G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For 100Kr ( less than £4 ), climb the steps to the top of the tower. You have to stop halfway up to pay to climb to the top and they have people checking you have a ticket. The top was chilly when we were...More

Thank mikezhivago
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view of the sunset is absolutely gorgeous from this tower. However, I do highly recommend reaching well before time, especially if you're keen to photograph - when I went in peak summer/tourist season, about 10 people with their cameras and tripods were trying to...More

Thank SharmadaS
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

To walk across Charles Bridge is a must for anyone who visits Prague. The climb to Old Town Bridge Tower should be as well. You will get a unique perspective from this vantage point that is well worth the 100 Czech Crowns that the admission...More

Thank Gabigabs
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Inexpensive fees. I recommend climbing the tower as to enjoy the great views and take nice pictures. Very enjoyable experience. Especially at night.

Thank Juliana S
Reviewed 10 January 2018

If you're going to the bridge, take the time to climb the tower. It's inexpensive and the views are stunning. Some of my favorite photos from Prague are from the top.

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Great place to get views of the castle, river and main square with astronomical clock. Staircase is steep but not too many stairs. Good place to get some photos of the city.

Thank Notters87
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Lauren D
16 February 2018|
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Response from ToniBCN60 | Reviewed this property |
Hi There! There's no need to book ahead.depending on the the time you won't even have to queue for long. I recommend a visit at sunset.
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jo j
27 October 2017|
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Response from juliosvec | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The Bridge Tower is open, the tower that is closed is the old town hall tower, where the astronomical clock is placed, as an alternive to have a great sigthseeing of city you can go to powder tower, to Petrin tower... More
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