Prague Hotel near Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge is the most famous historical bridge in Prague that crosses the Vltava River. It's the main pedestrian bridge connecting Prague's Old Town with the Lesser Town (Mala Strana) and Prague Castle.
There is a huge choice of hotels, apartments, hostels, and b&b's located on both sides of the Vltava River. Riverfront accommodation overlooking the river, set in various historic buildings only a few steps away from Charles Bridge. Some hotels boasts guest rooms with views of the Vltava (Moldau) River or picturesque Kampa Island. Popular hotels near the waterfront are the Archibald Hotel, Hotel Kampa Garden, Boat Hotel Matylda, and Mamaison Suite Hotel Pachtuv Palace Prague.
Most important connection
The Charles Bridge used to be the most important connection between the Old Town, Prague Castle and adjacent areas until 1841. The Old Town bridge tower is often considered to be one of the most astonishing civil gothic-style buildings in the world. The bridge is decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues and statuaries, most of them baroque-style, erected around 1700.
Statues on Charles Bridge
- St. Ivo -- statue portrays St. Ivo as the patron saint of lawyers, accompanied by an allegorical depiction of Justice.
- Saints Barbara, Margaret and Elizabeth -- sculpted by Ferdinand Brokoff in 1707.
- Lamentation of Christ -- statue depicts Mary Magdalene and the Virgin Mary mourning the dead Christ.
- St. Joseph -- statue depicts St. Joseph leading a small Christ, and is situated on a pseudo-Gothic base.
- St. Francis Xavier - sculpture portrays a group of Indian and Japanese princes being baptized by the saint.
- St. Christopher -- depicts the saint holding Christ as a boy on his shoulder.
- St. Francis Borgia -- portrays St. Borgia, a Jesuit priest, with two angels.
- St. Ludmila -- St. Ludmila teaching her grandson, St. Wenceslas and the base contains a relief sculpture showing the murder of St. Wenceslas.
- St. Francis of Assisi -- statue portrays St. Francis standing with two neoclassic angels, on a pseudo-baroque base.
- Saints Vincent Ferrer and Procopius + Bruncvik column -- sculpted by Ferdinand Brokoff in 1712.
- Sculpture of Bruncvik -- a mythical Bohemian knight portrayed helping a lion fight a seven-head dragon.
- St. Nicholas of Tolentino -- by Jan Bedrich Kohl in 1708. The saint is portrayed standing on a simple base, together with an angel holding a basket of bread.
- St. Luthgard -- sculpted by Matthias Braun in 1710.
- St. Adalbert -- saint is represented with a prelate stick developing into a sea paddle and is standing on a base decorated with angels and the emblem of the donor.
- Saints John of Matha, Felix of Valois, and Ivan -- is the most spacious and expensive sculpture on the bridge.
- St. Wenceslas -- designed by Karel Bohm in 1858.
- Madonna attending to St. Bernard -- statue sculpted by Matej Vaclav Jackl in 1709.
- Madonna, Ss. Dominic and Thomas Aquinas -- statue portrays the Madonna giving the Rosary to St. Dominic on the left, with St. Thomas Aquinas standing to the right.
- Statuary of the Holy Crucifix and Calvary -- one of the most historically interesting sculptures on the bridge.
- St. Anne -- statue represents St. Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary, who is portrayed here as a young girl.
- St. Cyril and St. Methodius -- portrays both saints.
- St. John the Baptist -- sculpted by Josef Max in 1857 and depicts a standing St. John.
- Saints Norbert of Xanten, Wenceslas and Sigismund -- designed by Josef Max in 1853.
- St. John of Nepomuk -- oldest on the bridge.
- St. Anthony of Padua -- designed in 1707 and represents St. Anthony standing between two vases, holding Jesus.
- St. Jude Thaddeus -- portrays St. Jude holding a rod.
- St. Augustine -- designed in 1708 and portrays the philosopher holding a book and a burning heart.
- St. Cajetan -- Saint is portrayed holding a book and standing before an obelisk representing the Trinity.
- St. Philip Benitius -- from 1714 and displays St. Philip Benitius, fifth general of the Servites, holding a cross, a book and a spray.
- St. Vitus -- standing on a base in the shape of cave, from which lions crawl up.
- Holy Savior with Cosmas and Damian -- portrays Jesus with the patron saints of medicine placed on either side.
More information -- www.hrad.cz - Prague Castle in the Czech Rep.
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