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Lesser Town Bridge Towers

(Czech: Malostranské mostecké věže)

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These two stylistically different towers, connected by a gate, form the entrance to the Lesser Town from Charles Bridge. The smaller tower is Romanesque, dating from the 12th century; its current Renaissance appearance dates to 1591. The taller Late Gothic tower, from 1464, is based on the architecture of Parléřs Old Town Bridge Tower.

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Looking for a hidden gem in Prague? Look no further than the Lesser Town Bridge Towers. Here are the top 3 reasons why tourists should add these historic towers to their itinerary:

  1. Historical Significance: The Lesser Town Bridge Towers are a symbol of Prague's rich history and architectural heritage, dating back to the 14th century. Visitors can explore the towers' interior and learn about their fascinating history, including their role as a defensive gateway to the city and their use as a customs checkpoint for merchants.

  2. Stunning Views: The towers offer breathtaking views of Prague's historic landmarks, including the Charles Bridge, the Vltava River, and the Prague Castle. Visitors can climb the towers' spiral staircases for an unforgettable panoramic view of the city and its surrounding landscape.

  3. Unique Photo Opportunities: The Lesser Town Bridge Towers offer a unique and picturesque backdrop for photos, with their distinctive red-roofed towers and stunning views of the city. Visitors can capture unforgettable memories of their trip to Prague by taking photos in and around the towers.

Video: Lesser Town Bridge Towers (Malostranské mostecké věže) @Travelling Nomad
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Lesser Town, Lesser Town Bridge Towers, Prague

Suggested Duration: one hour trip

Getting there
Malostranská (Prague Metro LINE A) 274 m
Staroměstská (Prague Metro LINE A) 424 m
Public Toilets nearby: 88 m
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