Křížovnické Square is in the eastern part of the Charles Bridge. The name is derived from the religious order with the sign of the Red Cross. The main building in this place is the Old Town Bridge Tower and the memorial of Charles IV from the Dresden sculptor Arnošt Háhnel. The memorial was made on the occasion of the 500 anniversary of founding the Charles University.
The northern part of the place is closed by the Church of St Francis of Assisi, eastern side by the St Salvátore Church. Křížovnické náměstí is thanks to its location one of the busiest places in Prague.