Charles Bridge foundation: 1357 by Charles IV
Previous names: Stone Bridge (Kamenný most) or Prague Bridge (Pražský most)
Charles Bridge size: Charles Bridge is 515 meters (1,693 ft) long; 10 meters (33 ft) wide; maximum height is 13.5 meters (44 ft); has 16 magnificent original arches.
Charles Bridge Towers: one on the Old Town side, called Old Town Bridget Tower, and two on the Lesser Town side, one called Mala Strana Bridge Tower.
Statues on Charles Bridge: There are 30 statues of saints and patron saints, mostly baroque style.
Statues on the south side of the bridge
Statues on the north side of the bridge
Important Note: The Charles Bridge in Prague is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an extremely important national monument and should be treated with the upmost respect. The Charles Bridge is open to all visitors and people, without charge as we believe that its beauty should be shared with those from around the world. We ask all of our clients and guests to please respect our culture and history by refraining from leaving behind any evidence of your time on the bridge. Take lots of photos, enjoy the walk across and the views from the bridge. Thank you.