It's the bridge that you keep hearing about, spanning the Vltava and connecting Old Town with Mala Strana.
Charles IV commissioned the bridge from Peter Parler in 1357 to replace the Judith Bridge. It was originally adorned only by a cross, and the first statue - St. John Nepomuk - was added in 1683, inspired by the sculptures
of Benini on the Ponte Sant'Angelo in Rome. This statue has been polished to the point where it shines from people rubbing it for good luck.
Many of the statues are copies, the originals being housed in the National Museum and at Vysehrad. Until 1741, this was the only connection across the Vltava from one side of town to the other, and it served as Prague's salvation in the final moments of the Thirty Years War in 1648, when the citizens of Old Town beat back the invading Swedish army.
Look out for the towers (one at each end) being open to the public where for a small sum (approx 40 crowns) you can go up to the top and admire the view...
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Good in the evenings