Lesser Town Bridge Tower

The Lesser Town Bridge Tower proudly rises in front of Charles Bridge in Prague. From Malostranské náměstí you can reach it via Mostecká Street.

Information for visitors

Adress: Malá Strana, Praha 1-Malá Strana
GPS: 50.08723780, 14.40684440
Lesser Town Bridge Tower map

Interesting facts Lesser Town Bridge Tower

At first glance, you will notice that it consists of two towers - the upper bridge of Most and the lower tower of Judith. It was Judith's tower that used to be part of Judith's bridge, which stood here until the 14th century. At present, the originally Romanesque tower has a Renaissance appearance. After 1591, the battlements were replaced by Renaissance gables and windows and sgraffito plaster were added. Today, the Club for Old Prague is based here, which is a civic association that seeks to protect Prague's monuments.

The higher bridge tower was built in the Gothic style during the reign of George of Poděbrady. The last modifications come from the architect Josef Mocker from 1879 to 1883. This part is open to the public. On the ground floor you will find tourist information. And if you want to see Charles Bridge from a height, you can climb the battlements. From here you will have a beautiful view of the National Theater, but also of the pendulum in Letná.

Like the Charles Bridge, the Lesser Town Bridge Tower is part of the old Royal Route, which led from Prague Castle to the Powder Gate on Náměstí Republiky. This is where the royal processions and important guests came to the castle for centuries. Its opposite is the Old Town Bridge Tower, which stands at the other end of Charles Bridge.

The nearest is the tram stop Malostranské náměstí, where lines number 22, 20, 12 and night 57 run. The viewpoint is open all year round.

Author: Lucie Poštolková