The Charles Bridge – or Karlův Most – is one of Prague’s most iconic, and busiest, sights. Built in the late 14th century, for nearly 500 years it was the only way you could get across the Vltava River. The bridge is lined with over 30 statues and has imposing gothic-style towers protecting each end. Everyone’s seen the classic photo of the deserted bridge in the mist, it’s one of the most recognisable images of Prague. You might struggle to recreate it yourself though, as the Charles Bridge is one of the city’s most popular attractions, constantly packed with a mass of tourists, artists and gift stalls for most of the day. But if you’re there in the winter or get up before dawn you can have it to yourself, otherwise you can see some of the best views of the bridge from the riverbank on the Prague Castle side of the Vltava.