Photographing at sunset on the Charles Bridge. Prague. The Charles Bridge is Prague's most famous landmark and connects the Old Town (Staré M? Sto) with the Lesser Town (Mala Strana). With more than 500 meters long and 10 wide, the Charles Bridge once had 4 lanes for the passage of carriages. Currently is pedestrian. Charles Bridge at dawn The Charles Bridge is named after its creator, Charles IV, who laid the foundation stone in 1357 to replace the Judith Bridge, which was destroyed by a flood. The statues from the Charles Bridge Bridge Over find 30 statues on both sides of it, many of which are copies because the originals are in the National Museum and at Vyšehrad and were built in the early eighteenth . The first statue was added in 1683 was that of San Juan Nepomuceno. John of Nepomuk was thrown into the river in 1393 in order of Wenceslas IV and in the eighteenth century was sanctified. Make a wish in the place where water was thrown into the San Juan Nepomuceno is his statue. It is said that those who make a wish by placing the left hand on the representation of his martyrdom (at the base of the statue), it shall be given. Crossing the bridge find, besides the statues, stalls and artists trying to make a living.