St. Joseph with young Jesus on Charles Bridge / Sv. Josef s Ježíškem na Karlove moste (Prague)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 05.182 E 014° 24.713
33U E 457926 N 5548399
Quick Description: Depicted statue of St. Joseph with young Jesus (Sv. Josef s Ježíškem) is one of 31 historic statues (...or groups) decorating famous Gothic Charles Bridge (Karluv most) in Prague' centre.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/10/2015 4:06:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMNG8A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
Views: 49

Long Description:

Depicted statue of St. Joseph with young Jesus (Sv. Josef s Ježíškem) is one of 31 historic statues (...or groups) decorating famous Gothic Charles Bridge (Karluv most) in Prague' centre.

What makes Charles Bridge a top tourist attraction is the open air sculptural gallery which adorns it. It was created much later than the actual bridge construction, mostly in 1706-1714 in the expectation of the canonisation of John of Nepomuk (Jan Nepomucký). Despite the partial changes the gallery has undergone since its creation, it is still a great reflection of the history of the Czech lands - there are 31 statues and groups of statues in all on the bridge today with approximately 100 figures, among them also prime works of the great men of central European sculpture Matthias B. Braun and Ferdinand M. Brokoff. Since 1965 the precious originals of the statues have been gradually replaced by replicas. In extent and quality this bridge gallery has no equal in Europe.

Statue of St. Joseph is the 4th one on the left looking from the Old Town Bridge Tower. The sandstone statue, sculpted by Emanuel Max (1854), was donated by Prague wholesaler Josef Bergmann. St. Joseph, leading young Jesus Christ, is standing on a pseudo-Gothic pedestal.


St. Joseph is a figure in the Gospels, the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus and is venerated Saint Joseph in some Christian traditions. Christian tradition places Joseph as Jesus' foster father. Some historians state that Joseph was Jesus' father. Some differing views are due to theological interpretations versus historical views. [wiki]

Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: Statue is the 4th one on the left looking from the Old Town Bridge Tower.

Entrance Fee: free

Artist: Emanuel Max

Website: [Web Link]

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