HOTEL CHARLES BRIDGE PRAGUE
Betlem Club hotel near Charles Bridge
Betlem Club Hotel is located near Charles Bridge in the heart of the Prague Old Town on the right bank of the Vltava River. Charles Bridge and Old Town Square are just a 5 minute stroll. Near are Hradcany, the Prague Castle, the Jewish Town - Josefov, the Royal Route, Bethlehem Chapel and all the other landmarks of the Old Town of Prague.
Charles Bridge Prague
Charles Bridge (Czech. Karlův most) is the oldest and most famous bridge in Prague. Connecting the Old Town with Lesser Town and through him leads the Royal Route, along which are most of the famous sights of Prague.
Charles Bridge is a wonderful work of Luxembourgish time. It is built of sandstone blocks, 515.76 m long, 9.40 to 9.60 m wide and the roadway is 13 m above the normal water level. The bridge is supported by fifteen pillars, connected of sixteen vault arches. The bridge is complemented and decorated with three towers. On the side of the Old Town is there internal pillar the Old Town Bridge Tower. On the side of the Lesser Town is bridge closed by larger and smaller Lesser Town Bridge Towers.
History of Charles Bridge
The Charles Bridge founded Czech King Charles IV. in 1357. It is probable that the founding date of the bridge was carefully calculated and had its numerical mysticism and astrological significance. It was probably in 1357, 9.7 in 5 hours and 31 minutes, since that date corresponds to the favorable constellation - Sun conjunction with Saturn. Date corresponds to the sequence of odd numbers from one to nine and back. So 1-3-5-7-9-7-5-3-1.