Powder Tower | Old Town | Gothic Detail
Powder Tower | Old Town | Tower with a Street Lamp
Powder Tower | Old Town

The Powder Tower

This impressive monument is one of the 13 original entrances to Old Town. The Gothic building dates back to the reign of King Vladislav II Jagiello in 1475 when it was known as the Mountain Tower, it was later used to store gunpowder in the 17th century, hence the current name. It is an elaborate 65-meter tower, which hosts a permanent exhibition of many other beautiful historic towers in Prague. 186 stone steps will take you up to a gallery that offers an incredible view of the city. The Powder Tower was meticulously renovated in the Nineties.


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Namesti Republiky Praha 1. The Powder Tower is the gate to Celetna Street. 


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