The oldest sculpture on Charles Bridge is complete again. The golden eagle was broken off by vandals twenty years ago.
“The gold shining in the distance also attracts everyone,” says Roman Kotrč, head of the Charles Bridge Artists Association (CBAA).
Restoring the statue cost about 550 thousand CZK. Original cartridges are in the depository and they might be exposed some day.
“We’re also going to restore the statues of St. John the Evangelist and the Virgin Mary statue that stands next to the cross,” said Marie Foltýnová, curator of public sculptures at Prague City Gallery.
The cross adorns the bridge from the 14th century. First, there stood a wooden cross on which was in the 17th century a statue of Christ. The wooden cross was then replaced in the 18th century with a bronze one.