Charles Bridge Statues

Charles Bridge Statues

Charles Bridge Statues

Charles bridge is a statue outdoor gallery unique of its kind. There are 30 statues, watching the people walking by, almost all of them were sculpted in rocks in the XVIII century. Some of these, though, have been substituted during the XIX century, and the last statue has been installed on the bridge in 1938.

The Statue of Saint John of Nepomuk was melted for the bridge in 1683. At the beginning of the XVII century was sculpted the statue of Saint Wenceslas, the Patron Saint of Bohemian land.

The other 26 monuments, representing various Saints who, with their looks and their raised indexes, were reprimanding Prague people and the visitors of the city, showing the final victory of catholicism in Bohemia, were realized during the years 1706-1714.
The best European sculptors of the time took part in this endeavor. Among them, we’d like to particularly mention Matyáš Bernard Braun and Ferdinand Brokoff, who sculpted their best statues for the bridge.

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