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The Powder Tower, Prague

Categories: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
Marking the entry into Prague's historical old town, The Powder Tower 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. Add The Powder Tower to your Prague travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Prague vacation planner.
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  • Good place to start your walk through Old Town. It is close a underground line B station Namesti Republiky. 
  • It is worth to go to see the tower, especially that there are more interesting objects around, like the Municipal house, so it is possible to kill two birds with one shot. The Tower itself is similar ...  read more »
  • from here went by Kings and nobles. It is called so because it was used as a storehouse for gunpowder. Open to the public-with a little more than 3 euros. Is hosting an exhibition with photos of his own history, and you can climb to the top.
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  • Amazing place for tourists to see a little but over prague. Lots of stairs
  • Wow, love this tower, it's seriously impressive and the history behind it even more so. Definitely visit this.
  • Beautiful medieval peace of architecture right in Prague center. It marks the border between old and new parts of the town.And you can actually go inside, but it's for additional fee.
  • Cool tower in Prague. Interesting to visit and useful as a centrally located easily visible landmark.
  • The big thing in center of Praha
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