Stone (Deer) bridge in Písek
The town of Písek boasts a rare monument, namely its Stone Bridge. It dates from the second half of the 13th century, but the first written mention of it is linked to the reign of Charles IV. The bridge has seven arches and stands on six pillars. It is decorated with four sculptures of faithful imitations of saints and a stone cross with Christ. The original ones are stored in the bowels of the Prácheň Museum. The monument experienced the most damage during the floods of 2002. The sculptural sculptural group ended up at the bottom of the Otava River, only to find itself in its places again after a long search and minor or major repairs. The bridge survived thanks to the ingenuity of the builders from the end of the last century, who firmly anchored it to the rock. Come and see the places where our oldest landmark of its kind stands.
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Interesting facts Stone (Deer) bridge in Písek
Author: Marcela Horká, Vlastimil Hloupý