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Lesser Town Bridge Tower

The Lesser Town Bridge Towers are two stylistically different Prague towers. Each tower has different height and they are connected by a gate. Together it forms the entrance from Charles Bridge to Lesser Town to Mostecka Street.

Charles Bridge is on both sides ended with bridge towers. On the western side on the Lesser Town bank stand the Lesser Town Bridge Towers – a pair of towers that are connected by a gate leading to Mostecka Street. The whole complex consists of the oldest lower tower, a Gothic gate and a higher tower, which is the newest element on Charles Bridge.

The history of the lower Romanesque tower dates back to the 12th century, but it has had its current appearence in the Renaissance style since 1591. The older tower is also called Judith’s Tower because it was part of Judith’s Bridge, which was destroyed by floods in 1342 and replaced by Charles Bridge.

Vzhled vyšší z věží je inspirován gotickou podobou Staroměstské mostecké věže. Nenese tolik zdobných sochařských prvků, ačkoli se s nimi původně počítalo. Postavena byla v roce 1464 na místě starší románské věže vybudované společně s nižší věží. Prostory věže sloužily jako sklad a požární hláska. Dnešní vzhled věže na návrh architekta Josefa Mockera je z období 1879–1883. Věž je vysoká 43,5 m a z veřejného vyhlídkového ochozu ve výšce 26 m je úžasný výhled na Vltavu a historickou část Prahy.
 

The appearance of the higher tower is inspired by the Gothic style of the Old Town Bridge Tower. It doesn’t carry so many decorative sculptural elements, although they were originally intended. It was built in 1464 on the site of an older Romanesque tower built together with a lower tower. The tower served as a warehouse and a fire alarm. Today’s look of the tower, designed by architect Josef Mocker, dates back to 1879–1883. The tower is 43.5 m high and from the public observation deck at a height of 26 m there is an amazing view of the Vltava and the historical part of Prague.

How to get to the view The Lesser Town Bridge Towers

Public Transport
tram Malostranske namesti (12, 15, 20, 22, 23, 41, 97)

bus Malostranske namesti (194)

metro Malostranska (green line A)

Cycle route A1

Car (parking zones on en.mapy.cz)

See the map of all Prague view points.

Plan your visit of The Lesser Town Bridge Towers​

Opening hours
Open daily
November–February 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
March 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
April–September 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
October 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Admission
General 100 CZK
Full price list
You can buy the tickets only at the tower’s box office at least 30 minutes before closing time

Official website
en.muzeumprahy.cz/

Virtual tour
www.petrinska-rozhledna.muzeumprahy.cz