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Prasna brana, Prague

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Marking the entry into Prague's historical old town, Prasna brana is one of the original city gates. Constructed in 1475 and intended for ceremonial rather than defensive purposes, the tower played a major role during the coronation parades of kings of Bohemia. Royalty continued to pass through this gate on their way to coronation ceremonies until the 17th century, when the tower became a major gunpowder depository (hence the name). Restored in the middle of the 19th century by architect Josef Mocker, the tower bears statues of several Bohemian kings and symbols of territories that they controlled. For sweeping views over the old town, visit the tower's 44 m (144 ft) high gallery. Arrange to visit Prasna brana and other attractions in Prague using our Prague trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • Prašná brána or Powder Tower as it is also known, is a unique Gothic tower completed in 1475 that was used to store gunpowder. You walk under it's massive arch and enter into the Old Town  more »
  • Our hotel was located within a 5-minute walk to the fantastic Powder Tower in Prague Old Town, so we passed it every day during our visit to Prague. The surrounding streets are also very nice and...  more »
  • Beautiful view point and of course one of the points to tick off your list as you stroll around Prague! Close to lots of other sights too!  more »
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  • Imposing structure of beautiful design anchoring a highly opulent area that includes the national bank, theaters, fine hotels and more. I couldn't really see it from a distance but when I got closer and turned my head suddenly there it was! Well worth popping by to look at it and the other architectural sites in the immediate vicinity. I was hoping it would be well lit at not but when it got dark I just saw a few lights. Recommended!
  • This is one of Prague's iconic old Town landmarks. Don't forget you can go to the top and admire golden Old Town rooftops. Best time of visit is in the early morning while tourist are eating theirs breakfast and you can take isolated photos without crowds.
  • The building is beautiful. What I appreciate the most is the contrast between the National House (Art Nouveau) and this medieval tower. However, I do not recommend to pay to go upstairs. The view is not that good. There are better places to see the skyline
  • One of my favorite places was Prague. Beautiful architecture everywhere you went. My only complaint is that all of the buildings look dirty. They look as though they need a good pressure washing.
  • Another pretty well maintained building in Prague with its own history. It used to serve as a powder storage to protect the city. Its a quite tall tower with again lots of details
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