View from the Tower of Charles Bridge | Prague, Czech Republic

Photo of the Prague Castle during summer sunset taken from Tower of Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic.

Prague is a very special place to me. I have studied there and I met Daria in this city. Every time I’m in the capital of the Czech Republic I discover a new composition, a new sight or old view, but looking different depending on the day and light. The view from the Tower of Charles Bridge was definitely something original for me.

Prague – more than a medieval city

Those of you who are history fans know that Prague has been a capital of Bohemia kingdom. It has also served as the main residence of Holy Roman Emperors. Prague was a key part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and a significant place for the Habsburg Monarchy. This history had its impact on the architecture of the city. Additionally, Prague was almost untouched during the Second World War, which resulted that many buildings from different epochs stand there until today. Like the famous Charles Bridge which is a must-see sight in Prague.

Tower of Charles Bridge from Old Town side

Charles Bridge has two towers – one from the side of the old town and one from the Mala Strana district. This one closer to the old town is open for visitors. Originally, I planned to take photos of just the bridge, but there were simply too many tourists. So, I went up hoping to have some good composition from the tower, where I would have city view and the sunset together in one shot. Just around the time when the sun started to set behind Prague Castle, I noticed an open window and the colors of the late afternoon sky. This was a perfect composition!

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