Prague – Church of St. Salvator

Located on the east side of the Charles Bridge, facing the entrance to the bridge, this church is likely to be in one of your photos if you visit Prague.

The 14 sand-stone saint sculptures sitting at different levels of the church facing the bridge makes a lovely harmony with the sculptures on the bridge.

Built between 1578-1601 , the church, with its triple arched entrance is also a concert hall and it is closely associated with the arrival of the Jesuits in Prague and the building of the Klementinum complex.

The crypt is the resting place of a few symbolic people and family, including the shocking Father A. Konas who burnt Czech books and who was the legendary defender of the Czech language, Bohuslav Balbin.

The church is also known as the Church of the Holy Saviour.