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Powder Tower

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Namesti Republiky, Prague, 11000


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Mihulka - The Powder Tower, Prague, Czech Republic : Reviews of Mihulka - The Powder Tower - Yahoo! Travel
By the side of St Vitus Cathedral, this round artillery bastion was part of the castle fortifications and served as a workshop for gunsmiths and an alchemist in t...

Powder Tower (Prasná brána, literally Powder Gate) | Museum/Attraction Review | Prague | Frommers.com
Once part of Staré Mesto's system of fortifications, the Old Town Powder Tower (as opposed to the Powder Tower in Prague Castle) was built in 1475 as one of the walled city's major gateways. The 42m-tall (138-ft.) tower marks the beginning of the Royal Route, the traditional 1km (half-mile) r...

Powder Tower (The), Prague | MyTravelGuide.com
This monumental gate (just to the left of the Municipal House) dates from 1475 and was rebuilt at the end of the 19th century. Renovated in the mid-1990s, the gold fixtures stand out brilliantly against the tower, now darkened to a coal gray from years of exposure to the elements. Originally used fo...

iExplore Community: Powder Tower and Municipal House - Prague, Czech Republic
The 65m tall Gothic Powder Tower was a surprise to me as I had not heard of it before going to Prague. It was built in 1475 during the reign of King Vladislav II at the site of an 11th century gate, one of Prague's 13 original city gates. The master builder Matous Rejsek constructed an ornate tower ...

Powder Tower
The powder tower in Prague is a magnificent monument just near the famous Karlsbrucke. You can't miss it. it has these nice looking small towers on all four sides of the ...

The Powder Gate- Prague, Czech Republic - VirtualTourist.com
The powder gate dates back to the 15th century, when it was one of 13 fortified gates into the old town. During the 17th century, it was used to store gunpowder, which is where it gets the name. The tower is a copy of the one on the Charles Bridge and marks the beginning of the Royal Route. The Rout...

The Powder Gate- Prague, Czech Republic - VirtualTourist.com
Though this area has always hosted one of the city's gates, the Powder Tower was just recently built in 1475. It is easy to see that the Powder Tower was designed after the Charles Bridge tower on the Old Town side. Though partially destroyed in 1757 by Frederick the Great, it was rebuilt in 1875 to...

Powder Tower, Prague
The monumental tower was severely damaged during the Prussian occupation in 1757. It was finally rebuilt between 1875 and 1886 by Josef Mocker. In the 1990s the Powder Tower, like many other historical buildings in Prague, wa...

Powder Tower
The Powder Tower is one of the 13 original fortified gates to the Old Town and today stands isolated next to the art nouveau Municipal House (whose interior was partially designed by Alphons Mucha.) The 65m-tall Powder Tower dates back to 1475 during the reign of King Vladislav II Jagiello. It was b...

Powder Tower (Prašná brána) - on the steps of history | Prague.net
The construction of the 65m-tall Powder Tower begun in 1475 under the reign of King Vladislav II Jagiello and for a few centuries has been known as the New Tower. It used to form one of the 13 entrances to the Old Town and contribute to the beauty of the Royal Court, the king’s residence. The ...

Powder Tower and the Municipal House | Prague Spot
The central Mayor's Hall features paintings by Alfons Mucha, and the exterior and interior of the Municipal House contain the works of other eminent artists of Mucha's generation (including painters Mikolas Ales, Vaclav Jansa, Jakub Obrovsky, Jan Preisler, Josef Wenig, Karel Spillar, Max Svabinsky, ...

Powder Tower in Prague
The Powder Tower is 65 metres high and there are 186 stairs in the spiral staircase. The gallery is 44 metres high and it is accessible to public. It provides a beautiful view over Prague. There is a permanent exhibition Prague Tow...

The Powder Gate- Prague, Czech Republic - VirtualTourist.com
The Powder Tower was once part of Star Mesto's defense system. It is one of the 13 original fortification gates to the Old Town that still stand and is isolated among a multitude of 20th Century buildings. The Tower was built in 1475 as one of the walled city's major gateways, but received its name...

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