Staroměstská mostecká věž
Old Town Bridge Tower is located in Prague's Old Town at the entrance to the Charles Bridge. It is a Gothic tower was built along with the bridge Petrom Parléřom. Its function was primarily defensive, was part of the fortifications of the Old Town.
As part of this space was also a pillar with Sv. By Václav, which currently stands at the corner of Church Sv. St. Francis of Assisi, opposite the entrance to the clementine. The pole should symbolize the importance of the saints, that the saints have always preferred, so i sovereign, which passed through Karlov bridge, he had to be avoided.
The actual tower is built of sandstone block and the roof is covered with slate plaques. Currently, there is a permanent exhibition roofing is made available to the Prague Information Service (PIS). Can only access the first and second floor plus roof. Visitors here can see a film about Karlovom bridge called Karlov Bridge - ray century (Charles bridge - beam centuries).
The sculptural decoration Staromestskej mostnej tower is especially visible from the side of the Cross Square. In the first line from left to sit Karol IV. and left his son Wenceslas IV. In the middle between them is patron Charles Bridge, St. Vitus. The level of the second floors will cost two other Patron Saints Zigmund and St. Adalbert. Below this is a small statue statues left. The sculptural decoration from the side of the bridge was destroyed by Swedish cannon during the conquest of the Old Town in the year 1648 is preserved here just ledňáčkov characters. The plate was installed later in the middle of a udalostiam is about the 1648th
- In this tower is, inter alia, the plate, which lists the exact date of the foundation of Charles IV Bridge Karel Král. This was July 9, 1357 at 5:31 in the morning.
- In ancient times, the tower also served showing of heads of executed people. So there were, for example, between the years 1621 - 1631 issued by the heads of ten participants in the anti-Habsburg revolt, executed on 21 June 1621 at the Old Town Square.