bridge of the month

CHARLES BRIDGE QUICK FACTS Location: Prague, Czech Republic River: Vltava Built: 1357-1402 Length: 621 metres Style: Sandstone Gothic Arch BridgePrague is one of Europe's most mesmerising cities with numerous sights and historic locations to visit including the domineering Prague Castle. Divided by the meandering Vltava River, historic Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) provided the only crossing ....Continue Reading >>
SZÉCHENYI CHAIN BRIDGE QUICK FACTS Location: Budapest, Hungary River: Danube Built: 1849 Length: 375 metres Main Span: 202 metres Style: Suspension BridgeBuilt immediately after the Hungarian Revolution, Budapest's elegant Széchenyi (Chain) Bridge arches gracefully connecting the left bank of Buda with its spectacular castle (Várhegy) and stunning hillsides to Pest and its gracious Parliament ....Continue Reading >>
PONTE VECCHIO QUICK FACTS Location: Florence, Italy River: Arno Built: circa 1345 Length: 84 metres Style: Segmental Arch BridgeOne of the most famous bridges in the world, Ponte Vecchio was initially lined with butchers shops but now houses overpriced shops such as jewellers, art dealers and trinket sellers to attract tourists. Its unusual backshops were added later but it has always ....Continue Reading >>
STEINERNE BRÜCKE QUICK FACTS Location: Regensberg, Germany River: Danube Built: circa 1140 Length: 309 metres Style: Arch (Stone)With history back to Roman times, Regensburg is one of Europe's finest preserved medieval towns. A highlight is the plainly named Stone Bridge (Steinerne Brücke) which elegantly arches across the Danube River.Similarly to Devil's Bridge in Cividale del ....Continue Reading >>
PONTE PIETRA QUICK FACTSLocation: Verona, Italy River: Adige Built: 100 BC Length: 120 metres Style: Arch (Brick) Verona's Ponte Pietra (Stone Bridge) is the first in a monthly series presenting iconic bridges around the world. Main bridges are typically centred around the culture of a city, often historically connecting different aspects of a city or town.Built by the Romans in 100 ....Continue Reading >>

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My name is Mark and I’m a keen traveller. In fact, over the last 25 years, I’ve travelled to every continent and over 80 countries. This blog is about the most memorable destinations – the places I regard as the travel wonders of the world. I’m also a keen photographer, and have taken nearly all the photos you’ll see. During my travels, I’ve met some incredible people, seen inspiring places, viewed extraordinary wildlife and scenery and had some amazing experiences, and I’m writing these stories not only to entertain but primarily to inspire others to discover their own travel wonders.

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