Prague’s oldest bridge was built to replace the Judith Bridge that had been badly damaged by floods in 1342.

The Stone, or Prague, Bridge, called Charles Bridge since 1870, was begun in 1357 by Charles IV and was completed in 1402. The bridge is built of sandstone blocks, flanked at each end by fortified towers (Lesser Town Bridge Towers, Old Town Bridge Tower). From 1683 to 1928, 30 statues of saints were carved to decorate the bridge, the most famous of which is the statue of St John of Nepomuk.

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  1. Charles Bridge is a historic bridge that spans the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic. It was commissioned by King Charles IV and built between 1357 and 1391. The bridge was designed by architect Peter Parler and is considered a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. It is decorated with 30 statues of saints, which were added in the 17th and 18th centuries. Charles Bridge is a popular tourist attraction and a beloved symbol of Prague. It is also an important transportation route, connecting the city’s Old Town and Lesser Town with the Castle District and Hradčany.

  2. Charles Bridge is decorated with 30 Baroque-style statues of saints, which were added to the bridge in the 17th and 18th centuries. The statues were created by a variety of artists and represent a mix of Czech, Bohemian, and European saints.

    Here is a list of the statues and their corresponding saints:

    St. John of Nepomuk (patron saint of Bohemia)
    St. Anthony of Padua
    St. Ignatius of Loyola
    St. John of Matha (founder of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity)
    St. Francis Xavier
    St. Vincent de Paul
    St. Philip Neri
    St. Norbert of Xanten
    St. Augustine of Hippo
    St. John the Baptist
    St. Catherine of Alexandria
    St. Elizabeth of Hungary
    St. Wenceslaus (patron saint of Czech Republic)
    St. Adalbert of Prague (patron saint of Prague)
    St. Vitus (patron saint of Czech Republic)
    St. George
    St. Vojtěch (patron saint of Czech Republic)
    St. Ludmila (patron saint of Czech Republic)
    St. Prokop (patron saint of Czech Republic)
    St. Henry
    St. Cosmas and St. Damian
    St. Sebastian
    St. Roch
    St. Rosalia
    St. John of the Cross
    St. Mary Magdalene
    St. Francis of Assisi
    St. Clare of Assisi
    St. Cross
    St. Ludgarda

    In addition to the statues, Charles Bridge is also adorned with a number of other decorative features, including street lamps, crosses, and coat-of-arms. The bridge is a popular destination for tourists, who come to see the statues and take in the beautiful views of the city.

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