Do you want to return to Prague some day? Do not forget to touch the statue on this bridge! A legend says that if you touch the statue of a dog at the base of the statue of John of Nepomuk (sv. Jan Nepomucky), you will return to Prague. The most famous sculptures on the Prague Charles Bridges: John of Nepomuk – created by M. Braun, F. M. Brokof. Christopher – created by Emanuel Max. St. Christofer was strongman who came from Canaan. He served God – he carried on his shoulders pilgrims to the other side of the wild river. He carried also Christ who has taken the form of a small child. So this scene shows the sculpture. Francis Xavier – Ferdinand Maxmilián Brokoff formed the statue 23 years. Ludmila with a little Wenceslas – St. Ludmila has […]
Prague architecture diversity The greatest treasures of Prague are the architectural and artistic monuments. They are ranging in period from the Romanesque through the Gothic to the Baroque, Rococo, Classical, and Neoclassical. Prague architecture diversity… Romanesque architecture in Prague The most notable Romanesque monument is probably the 10th-century Church of St. George, behind the north wall of Hradčany. Gothic architecture in Prague To the west is its more massive successor, the basically Gothic St. Vitus’s Cathedral, the twin spires of which dominate the city skyline. Other Gothic monuments include the Týn Church on Staroměstské (“Old Town”) Square; the elegant Powder Tower, marking the former city walls in what is now the busy Příkopy shopping area; the restored Bethlehem Chapel, where Jan Hus preached in the 15th century; and the St. Agnes Convent, built in 1234 and notable for its collection of 14th-century paintings. […]
Prague Charles Bridge details – interesting information and facts Charles Bridge (Karlův most) is an historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of the famous King Charles IV. This new bridge was originally called Stone Bridge (Kamenný most) or Prague Bridge (Pražský most). And, as the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau) until 1841, Charles Bridge was therefore the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city’s Old Town. Prague Charles Bridge details: Charles bridge is 621 metres (2,037 ft) long and nearly 10 metres (33 ft) wide, following the example of the Stone Bridge in Regensburg, it was built as a bow bridge with 16 arches shielded by ice guards. It is protected by three bridge towers, two of them on the Lesser Quarter side and the third one on the Old Town side. The bridge is decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues and statuaries, […]
Prague swans… you can find these charmant creatures almost any time on this spot, very close to Franz Kafka Museum, Cihelna Street. It´s so much fun to feed the swans so do make sure you bring bread when you come here. The swans are very tame. There is a stunning view of Charles Bridge from there. Very relaxing place to take a deep breath, after long walks trough Prague.
The most beautiful city in the world… beautiful Prague Beautiful Prague, City of a Hundred Spires, a UNESCO monument and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Get to know it in person! Get to know the unique story of the city which history has attributed nicknames to such as “Stone Dream” or the “Golden City” and get to know its greatest jewels. “Next up in our poll of the most beautiful cities in the world is Prague, a city of two sides: by night it’s a buzzing metropolis with a hedonistic party scene, but by day you can lose yourself in a warren of quaint cobbled streets, or spend an afternoon admiring the view from the Charles Bridge, stretched across the Vltava, up to the castle.” photo: prague-navigator.com text: The Rough Guides Limited, The most beautiful city in the […]
The Charles Bridge has mathematical significance Charles IV laid the first stone of this famous monument at 5.31 am on July 9, 1357. The notoriously superstitious king was into astrology and numerology, and chose this date because of its written form: 1-3-5-7-9-7-5-3-1 (year, day, month, time). Add this information to the stunning views and saintly statues, and Charles Bridge is clearly a required item on any list of what to see in Prague. The bridge is 621 metres (2,037 ft) long and nearly 10 metres (33 ft) wide, following the example of the Stone Bridge in Regensburg, it was built as a bow bridge with 16 arches shielded by ice guards. It is protected by three bridge towers, two of them on the Lesser Quarter side and the third one on the Old Town side. The Old Town Bridge Tower is often […]
Prague Charles Bridge is the oldest Prague bridge built in the place of the Judith Bridge, which was destroyed by floods in 1342. Stone Bridge or Prague Bridge since 1870 called Charles, was founded in 1357 by Charles IV. (he laid the foundation stone on 9th of September 1357), and bridge was completed in 1402. Prague Charles Bridge connects the Old Town with Lesser Town of Prague (Mala Strana). The bridge is built of sandstone blocks and it’s 515.76 meters long, 9.5 meters wide, resting on 16 arches. Both sides of Prague Charles Bridge are fortified by towers – Lesser Town Bridge Tower and Old Town Bridge Tower (built in gothic style). Peter Parléř managed the construction. In 1928 was the bridge was decorated by baroque statues of 30 saints – the most famous is the statue of St. John […]