The Powder Tower, Prague

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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. Arrange to visit The Powder Tower and other attractions in Prague using our Prague trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • The first time I saw her was at night and I was really fascinated. One of the towers surrounding the wonderful old city, at the corner of Na Prikope (shopping street) and Celetna Street that leads to the Old Town Square. Charming
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  • If you can climb 186 stairs and handle a winding, narrow staircase, the you should definately do this! The tiny door is on the backside when facing it from the Municipal House and you pay a small fee ...  more »
  • During the day's alarm at night without thinking or go stars go up really good. A night view of Prague Castle from a distance to look at if the gunpowder tower at night overlooking Prague above feel that much as it would be, to say the least
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  • Worth the climb to the top. Good workout for the legs as you have to climb all the way to the top with narrow stairs. Great view. Our first stop for the day that gave us a great view of the day to come on our walk through Prague.
  • An exquisitely beautiful city around every corner. Prague has always been a dream destination of mine to visit one day and I finally got the chance. I could talk for hours about this beautiful city, but it's just something you need to experience for yourself, you won't regret it.
  • I loved the view from above. There were some tablets as well with the name of important building tops that you could see into any direction. Short advice: Take care on stairs.
  • Beautiful tower that takes you back in time. Its almost surreal to see this tower in the middle of a more modern area. You can take pictures from the ground or climb the tower for a better view of the surroundings. ;)
  • This is one of the first sites we saw while walking through the city and it is better to see it when walking than a bus trip or driving past. Very interesting site to go to.
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