The 10 most iconic bridges in Europe
Posted on 03/09/2020

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Here are bridges that are some of the main attractions of these European cities, also bringing them a special charm. They are all different and special, but which one would you like to cross first?

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  • Pont Alexandre III, Paris
    Pont Alexandre III, Paris

    The Pont Alexandre III in Paris is, for many, the most beautiful bridge in the city. It opened in 1900 at the Universal Exhibition, it is 100 meters long and is located between the Esplanade des Invalides and the Grand and Petit Palais. At the end of the bridge, there are four 17 meters high towers decorated with 4 golden bronze horses that symbolise the success of the arts, sciences, commerce and industry.

  • Tower Bridge, London
    Tower Bridge, London

    Tower Bridge probably is the most famous bridge in London. It is a drawbridge with two majestic towers that offers incredible panoramic views of the city. Its floor is also partly in glass, which creates an incredible feeling when crossing it.

  • Rialto Bridge, Venice
    Rialto Bridge, Venice

    The Rialto Bridge definitely is an iconic bridge in Venice. You could say it is an emblem of the city, and it is the oldest bridge as it was built in the sixteenth century. It is built on the Grand Canal, and a popular activity for tourists is riding a gondola and going under the emblematic bridge.

  • Ponte Vecchio, Florence
    Ponte Vecchio, Florence

    You can't say you've been to Florence if you haven't crossed the Ponte Vecchio! It is a unique bridge thanks to its colourful hanging houses, and it dates back to 1345, making it the oldest stone bridge in Europe, as well as the oldest out of the six bridges in Florence. It is also famous for its goldsmiths and jewelers because of all the jewelry stores that are on it.

  • Charles Bridge, Prague
    Charles Bridge, Prague

    Charles bridge is a real symbol of Prague, just like the famous Mala Strana tower. The bridge connects the Old Town with the Lesser Town, and it is the oldest bridge in Prague and the second oldest in Czech Republic. It is named after the German emperor Charles IV, who ordered its construction in the 14th century.