Night views of the various bridges in the city of Prague across the Vltava River . The most famous bridge that rises above the Vltava river current is the Charles Bridge. However it is not the only one. In Prague there are , in fact , seventeen bridges crossing the Vltava river . On our tour we will know all following the current from the bottom up. The bridge below is found in Zbraslav , in the extreme south of the capital , a few kilometers from the center of Prague . Previously, no part of the capital, Zbraslav was the favorite place for excursions for Prague . Zbraslav Bridge is the first to be located in the territory of the Czech capital from the south. Take name " Bridge of Peace Race " by test rider who crosses the territory of the Czech Republic . Another bridge , which connects the left bank of the Vltava to Prague district of Braník , often called " Intelligence Bridge 'for working in construction in the 50s of XX century educated people such as doctors, philosophers and jurists pursued by the communist regime . Barrandov Bridge Braník Bridge railway bridge is the largest concrete throughout Europe. However, the bridge is not used , therefore, Trains were even in one lane of the two had. That is why today the bridge is in good condition . Another bridge that crosses the Vltava is known as " Barrandov Bridge " and links the suburb Barrandov with the right bank. Built in the 80s of XX century , is the largest bridge in Prague and, with respect to the current of the river , also the most oblique . Addition is generally regarded as the ugliest . Barrandov Bridge is an important crossroads linking two major highways in the Czech Republic . However, it is also a point of major traffic jams, given the increasing number of vehicles in the Czech capital . Going up the river to the center of Prague , we find the second railway bridge called " Vysehrad railway bridge ." It was built in the second half of the nineteenth century to connect the two main railway stations on both banks of the Vltava . Une Smíchov also the Vysehrad district , chaired by the exhibition of the same name . Jirásek Bridge The fifth bridge of our tour is named Frantisek Palacky , one of the most outstanding personalities of the Czech national revival of the nineteenth century . The bridge is made of stone and the third oldest in Prague . It is the first bridge and on the right bank reached a historic district Prague - New Town. The bridge, which leads from Smíchov on the left bank , right bank leads in a square with the monument to Frantisek Palacky . In World War deteriorated bridge by bombing. Decorated sculptural groups at the time the ends of the bridge were rehabilitated and placed in the grounds of Vysehrad . Also the next bridge derives its name from a person of letters. It's called " Bridge Jirásek " according to the Czech writer of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that became famous for its traditions and legends of the Czech people . The monument to the writer faces the river, on the right bank , near the house where he wrote his works. It is the last bridge linking Smíchov with the right edge , again with the New Town . It is also the beginning of the main artery that runs inside Prague and at peak times usually packed with cars. Bridge of Legions Another bridge through the center of Prague is called "Bridge of the Legions " , referring to the Czech Legion of the First World War. Before there was a bridge instead of chains bearing the name of Emperor Franz I. The bridge provides a link between two historic districts - the Lesser Town on the left bank and the New Town . Near the right end of the bridge lies the imposing building of the National Theatre . The Bridge of Legions is decorated lampposts ten old , made of cast iron, ten meters high. Go through the Shooters Island , where the palace Zofin , which organizes great dances . The famous old bridge and overall consideration as the most beautiful of Prague is Charles Bridge . However, instead there were two predecessors. The first bridge in the Czech capital existed in the tenth century and was constructed of wood . The Charles Bridge Czech first stone bridge and the second precursor Carlos was called " Judith Bridge ," according to Czech queen who ordered the building in the twelfth century . The bridge was destroyed by a flood in 1342 and its remains can be seen to this day in the basement of the adjoining monastery . Carlos IV was quick to begin construction of the new bridge , now known as the Charles Bridge. However, at first it was called " Stone Bridge " , gaining its current name only in the nineteenth century . The start of construction of the bridge were made by the imperial architect Petr Parler and construction was completed in the early fifteenth century . The bridge was decorated with several statues in the same century , however most of the statues were placed on the bridge piers in the Baroque era , in the eighteenth century . There are 31 statues on Charles Bridge , including saints and monarchs Czech patron . The statues are mostly sandstone, except two, one white marble and bronze . Another Bridge Vltava joins our tour Lesser Town with the Old Town emptying near the House of Artists or Rudolfinum music festival center " Prague Spring " . The bridge is named after Josef Manes , a Czech painter , etc. , decorated the Astronomical Clock . The first bridge in Prague , built in art nouveau style is named for Svatopluk Cech, Czech writer of the nineteenth century . Connect Holesovice harbor district with the Old City and is the starting point of the tour guides there starting his travels through the old town on the right bank of the river. The bridge is the shortest of Prague and the level of the two banks is uneven. Very similar is the bridge leading Holesovice neighborhood of the dividing line between Old Town and New Town . The bridge was first string and bore the name of Emperor Franz Joseph I, after the First World War was remodeled and became known as " Bridge Stefánik " . Negrelli Viaduct was an astronomer Milan Rastislav Stefánik , Slovak politician and aviator and one of the major figures of Czechoslovakia between the two world wars. Two firsts holds the " Hlávka Bridge " , named after the architect and founder of the Academy of Sciences, Josef Hlávka . It is the widest bridge in the Czech Republic and the first bridge that crosses the Vltava built of concrete . Une Holesovice neighborhood in the New Town , through Stvanice island , famous for placed there the first winter stadium Czech. The next bridge is a railway viaduct . It's called " Negrelli Viaduct " in honor of its architect , Alois Negrelli , who also designed the Suez Canal . It is the second oldest bridge in Prague and the first railway bridge that crosses the Vltava . It was also the longest bridge in Europe until 1910. It extends between the district and the Bubny Karlin . Another bridge on our tour is the "Bridge of Liben " and links the district of the same name on the right bank with Holesovice neighborhood in the left margin . It is the longest road bridge in Prague and was built in Cubist style . Prague bridges ( ) The same districts of Prague, Liben and Holesovice , are connected by another railway bridge , called " Holesovice railway bridge ." Nearby is the "Bridge of the fighters of the barricades " , the penultimate of our journey. Une Holesovice neighborhood in the suburb of Troja . It derives its name from the barricade that defended Prague end of the Second World War. His heroic struggle remembers a monument to the right bank of the river. The last bridge that crosses the Vltava in the territory of Prague is the "Bridge Holesovice tram " , intended only for this transport . To complete our tour , we should mention the Troja footbridge that crosses the Vltava river from Imperial Island and ends at the Troja district , near the Zoo and the Botanical Garden of Prague . The number of bridges in Prague is not fixed , and that to solve the traffic unsatisfactory situation in the Czech capital , is planning to build two more bridges on the north and south of the city.