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The Powder Tower


The Powder Tower with the Municipal House

This tower is built in a gothic style and is located on the corner of the Na Příkopě Street and Náměstí Republiky right next to the Municipal House. The Celetná Street leads from this gate and it together form the first part of the Royal Road, which goes up to the Prague Castle. That means that the coronation procession of the Czech kings passed through this gate.

It’s origin is dated back to the 11th century and it’s one of the 13 original city gates. In 15th century it used to be entrance into the city, not the defensive tower. The Powder Tower separates the Old Town from the New Town. It’s current look is inspired by the towers, which stands on the both sides of the Charles Bridge.

The Powder Tower is 65m high and the viewing platform is in 44m above ground. It’s open to the public, so if you are interested in visiting you have to climb up 186 stairs to get on the top.


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