The Vltava River is home to many bridges in Prague, but the most celebrated is the Charles Bridge. Named after King Charles IV, who started construction in the 14th century, it is today one of Prague’s finest attractions connecting Old Town (Staré Město) with the Lesser Quarter (Malá Strana). By day, Charles Bridge is bustling with artists, local vendors and tourists from around the world. Catch its more quiet and peaceful moments at night or sunrise.