Charles Bridge Karlův most Charles Bridge is the oldest in Prague dating back to 1357 when it was commissioned by King Charles IV to replace Judith Bridge which was destroyed by a flood. Surviving two world wars, Charles Bridge is now one of the major tourist attractions in the city with floods of visitors coming to see its towers, statues, and sculptures. Its Gothic style architecture can be contrasted with the baroque statues and this is admired by visitors from all over the world. One of the most important features on the bridge is the statue is of St. John of Nepomuk, the patron saint of the Czech Republic. This bridge has connected the Staré Město and Malá Strana for more than 600 years; it was the only bridge for more than 400 years and it was pedestrianised following the Second World War. Prague Guide | Monuments in Prague Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.