As History goes -The Powder Tower is one of the original 13 city gates in Old Town, Prague. Construction began in 1475. The tower was intended on being an attractive entrance into the city, instead of a defensive tower. The foundation stone was placed by Vladislav II. The city council gave Vladislav II the tower as a coronation gift. While it was being built, it was called the New Tower. The look of the tower was inspired by the work of Peter Parler on the Charles Bridge.The gate was used to store gunpowder in the 17th century, hence the name Powder Tower or Powder Gate. The gate suffered considerable damage during the Battle of Prague. The sculptures on the tower were replaced in 1876.The Good Tower impressive is very close to Namesti Republic Metro Station.Not much to see inside the Tower, however if you can negotiate the tight spiral stairway the views at the top are great.This is an impressive building but looks a bit misplaced between the other buildings.
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