Charles Bridge is the oldest Prague bridge built in the place of the Judita's Bridge that had been damaged by a flood in 1342. Today it is a popular place for walks, always crowded, inhabited by street artists and musicians. From 1683 to 1928 thirty sculptures and sculptural groups of the saints were gradually set on the bridge piers. The statue of St. John of Nepomuk, erected in 1683, was the first of the bridge's Baroque sculptures - touching it you can bring yourself a luck - so good luck finding the right one.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, modern stone replicas have been replacing the original Baroque statues and statuary that were damaged by floods. The originals can be seen in the Lapidarium of the National Museum, at the fair grounds (Vystaviste) in Holesovice.
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