The Charles Bridge is one of the most famous sights of Prague. Previously, the bridge was the entrance to the city, but today it connects all the historical places of interest in the city. The length of the bridge is 550 meters, its width is 10 meters and its height is 16 meters. You will see 42 stone sculptures along the bridge. They have been donated to the city by famous and influential people. It was a great honor to place a sculpture near the bridge, so not everyone could do this. Today, a huge number of vendors try to sell different trinkets to leisure tourists on the Charles Bridge. Here you can buy everything, from warm woolen jumpers to jewelry and cartoon portraits. It is possible that your walk across the Charles Bridge will be accompanied by music - numerous singers and street musicians have chosen this place as the venue for their performances.
The Old Town.
The City Hall in the Old Town is the place, where you will see the famous Orloj astronomical clock . When the clock strikes, the blue sash opens and 12 apostles appear. After this you will see a whole puppet show. A figure denoting death appears and makes the bell rings. The bell tolls for the dead. After this the death turns the hourglass and leaves. A new figure appears. This time it’s a figure of a Turkish person. In the past the Turks were the enemies of the Czechs. It also symbolizes "sanctity". "Narcissism" is represented by a figure with a mirror, and "greed" – by a figure holding a money bag. A figure of the Archangel Michael is made to remind everyone that the Last Judgment will come one day. The clock shows not only time, but also days of week, months, and even the position of the Earth in relation to the sun, moon and stars. You can see the puppet show together with dozens of other tourists every hour.
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