Photos of Charles Bridge South Side Statues

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    The Charles Bridge

    Photograph taken at sunrise Charles Bridge (left) St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála Sv. Víta) (right)
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    This photo gallery of images of the statues on Prague's Charles Bridge begins with the statues closest to Mala Strana and continues with all of the statues that appear on the south side of the bridge. If you begin your tour of the Charles Bridge statues starting at the Mala Strana side of Charles Bridge, all of these statues will appear, in order, on your right. 

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    Statue of St. Wenceslas on Charles Bridge

    St. Wenceslas on Charles Bridge Prague
    ••• St. Wenceslas on Charles Bridge Prague. Kerry Kubilius, licensed to About.com

    This statue dates from the year 1858 and was sculpted by Karel Bohm. Saint Wenceslas is the patron saint of the Czech Republic.

    St. Wenceslas can be seen on horseback in the Statue of St. Wenceslas in front of the National Museum.

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    Statue of Saints John of Matha, Feliz of Valois, and Ivan on Charles Bridge

    Saints John of Matha, Felix of Valois, and Ivan on Charles Bridge Prague
    ••• Saints John of Matha, Felix of Valois, and Ivan on Charles Bridge Prague. Kerry Kubilius, licensed to About.com
    This Charles Bridge Statue was created in 1714 by Ferdinand Brokoff. It depicts Christians, imprisoned by Ottoman Turks, and the saints who founded the order that was established to free Christians from enslavement.
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    Statue of St. Adalbert on Charles Bridge - Photo of St. Adalbert Statue

    St. Adalbert on Charles Bridge Prague
    ••• St. Adalbert on Charles Bridge Prague. Kerry Kubilius, licensed to About.com
    St. Adalbert was a medieval Prague bishop who is a patron saint throughout the East and East Central European region. It was designed in 1709 by Michael and Ferdinand Brokoff.
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    Statue of St. Lutgard on Charles Bridge

    St. Lutgard on Charles Bridge Prague
    ••• St. Lutgard on Charles Bridge Prague. iStockphoto/lillisphotography
    St. Lutgard is also referred to as Lutigarde and Luthgard. Most sources describe the artistic value of this statue, which depicts the blind saint, who, while receiving a divine visit, kisses Christ's wounds. the statue was sculpted by Matthias Braun in 1710.
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    Statue of St. Nicholas of Tolentino on Charles Bridge

    St. Nicholas of Tolentino on Charles Bridge Prague
    ••• St. Nicholas of Tolentino on Charles Bridge Prague. Kerry Kubilius, licensed to About.com
    In this statue from 1708 by Jan Bedrich Kohl, St. Nicholas of Tolentino, an Augustinian monk, distributes bread to the poor.
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    Statue of Saints Vincent Ferrer and Procopius on Charles Bridge

    Saints Vincent Ferrer and Procopius on Charles Bridge Prague
    ••• Saints Vincent Ferrer and Procopius on Charles Bridge Prague. Kerry Kubilius, licensed to About.com
    Saints Vincent Ferrer and Procopius are shown helping others to overcome sin and vice. This statue from 1712 was created by Ferdinand Brokoff.
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    Statue of St. Francis of Assisi on Charles Bridge

    Francis of Assisi on Charles Bridge Prague
    ••• Francis of Assisi on Charles Bridge Prague. Kerry Kubilius, licensed to About.com
    St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan Order, is accompanied by two angels in this 1855 statue by Emmanual Max.
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    Statue of St. Ludmilla on Charles Bridge

    St. Ludmilla on Charles Bridge Prague
    ••• St. Ludmilla on Charles Bridge Prague. Kerry Kubilius, licensed to About.com
    St. Ludmilla, who spread the Christian faith throughout the Bohemian region, teaches St. Wenceslas from the Bible. The relief on this Charles Bridge statue base shows the death of St. Wenceslas.
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    Statue of St. Francis Borgia on Charles Bridge

    St. Francis Borgia on Charles Bridge Prague
    ••• St. Francis Borgia on Charles Bridge Prague. Kerry Kubilius, licensed to About.com
    This statue by Ferdinand Brokoff dates from 1710 and depicts Saint Francis Borgia with two angels, who each hold a portrait of the Virgin Mary.
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    Statue of St. Christopher on Charles Bridge

    St. Christopher on Charles Bridge Prague
    ••• St. Christopher on Charles Bridge Prague. Kerry Kubilius, licensed to About.com
    St. Christopher is often depicted with a staff carrying Jesus as a child on his shoulder, and this traditional image is reinterpreted in this statue from 1857 by Emmanual Max.
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    Statue of St. Francis Xavier on Charles Bridge

    St. Francis Xavier on Charles Bridge Prague
    ••• St. Francis Xavier on Charles Bridge Prague. iStockphoto/lillisphotography
    St. Francis Xavier is known for his work in the East, and he is shown here with four non-European princes who he is converting to Christianity.
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    Statue of St. Joseph on Charles Bridge

    St. Joseph on Charles Bridge Prague
    ••• St. Joseph on Charles Bridge Prague. iStockphoto/lillisphotography
    St. Joseph and Christ as a child are depicted in this statue.
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    Statue of Pieta/Lamentation of Christ on Charles Bridge

    Pieta on Charles Bridge Prague
    ••• Pieta on Charles Bridge Prague. Kerry Kubilius, licensed to About.com
    The statue of the Pieta, or the Lamentation of Christ, statue on Charles Bridge was a site of executions in the past. The statue dates from 1859 and was sculpted by Emmanual Max.
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    Statue of Saints Barbara, Margaret, and Elizabeth on Charles Bridge

    Saints Barbara, Margaret, and Elizabeth on Charles Bridge Prague
    ••• Saints Barbara, Margaret, and Elizabeth on Charles Bridge Prague. Kerry Kubilius, licensed to About.com
    Saint Barbara is the patron Saint of Miners, and a church in nearby Kutna Hora, a former mining town, is dedicated to her. St. Elizabeth is show on the left of St. Barbara, while St. Margaret is on the right.
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    Statue of St. Ivo on Charles Bridge

    St. Ivo on Charles Bridge Prague
    ••• St. Ivo on Charles Bridge Prague. iStockphoto/travelif
    Also called St. Ives, St. Ivo is the patron saint of lawyers and is seen in this 18th century statue with a personification of Justice.