Prašná brána
Prašná brána
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
How to get there
  • Republic square • 5 min walk
  • bridge • 7 min walk
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland26,584 contributions
The construction of this Gothic tower began in 1475. It has served as a gunpowder store.

Also during the coronation procession of Czech kings, they entered the Old Town through this.

The Powder Tower or Powder Gate is one of the original 13 city gates that separates the Old Town from the New Town.

Paying the entrance fee of 150 CZK (6 euros) you can climb the stairs to the viewing gallery that is located at a height of 44 meters.
Written September 7, 2021
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania25,076 contributions
An old tower with beautiful architecture (there is another tower with similar architecture in Prague, the Old Town Bridge Tower). The gate at its base was one of the entry points to the medieval city. The facade is very beautifully decorated. The ascent to the observation platform is quite difficult, on some narrow spiral stairs. But the view makes it worth the effort. The entrance ticket can be paid with the card. When you climb to the observation deck, at an intermediate level, is a small exhibition that gives you details about the history of the tower.
The stone from which it is built has acquired an almost black color over the time, giving the impression that the tower is smoked by a fire.
Right next to it is Obecní dům / Municipal House, a very beautiful building.
Written September 2, 2021
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,066 contributions
The Powder Gate is located in Republic Square, right next to the Municipal House. The entrance to the tower is small, easy to overlook. The ascent is quite challenging, because the stairs are narrow and spiral, but the view from the top of the tower of Prague is beautiful.

Inside there is a small exhibition that describes the history of this tower.
Various inscriptions from tourists are engraved in the stones on the observation deck. The oldest message I found there was from 1927.
Written September 5, 2020
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arshadmiantravelling
Middle East709 contributions
A monumental gated tower which in the 17th century was used to store gun powder. It has an imposing presence, and one can walk through this and other gates to the old city area which is nice. Also available in the same area are old open air vintage car city tours (good thing to do to get an overview of the city), and need to bargain with them and not pay the excessive price they initially ask for.
Written June 24, 2020
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Annalisa
Monza, Italy615 contributions
The Powder Tower is one of the ancient gates of Prague, and it is now on the boundaries of the old town. It used to be the storage for gunpowder, this is where its name comes from. I had no chance to climb up to its top, but I guess you can see wonderful views of the city from up there. I loved its presence, in the middle of the city, it still looks like a gate both to the old town and to the past.
Written January 12, 2020
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Onleaveagain
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK7,620 contributions
We viewed this impressive tower whilst on our guided walking tour of the city. It was one of the original gateways into the old part of the city and is very imposing. The stunning gothic structure certainly stands out and due to its size is very difficult to miss! As its name suggests it was built to store gun powder. It’s close to several other tourist attractions and there are quite a few cafes and restaurants nearby if you fancy a pit stop.
Written February 29, 2020
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LazyLou258
New York City, NY12 contributions
Worth stopping by if you’re in the area. Basically just climb the stairs to the top and then marvel at the view :) There are a few info boards posted on the landings on the way up in Czech and English if you’re really interested in the towers history. Bonus tip: half price entry if you get there in the first hour after opening!
Written August 7, 2022
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
I must have walked by thousands of times in the years past.
Some things never change. It was always a good meeting place, everybody knew how to get there.

With the large influx of tourists, they opened it up to the public . For an entrance fee you can climb the steps to the top.

I must admit I have never climbed the steps here , other towers yes, but not here. Actually I did not even know it was possible.

Climb or not , It is quite a landmark , impossible to miss ...
Written September 29, 2020
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand19,548 contributions
We passed this giant gate a couple of time while walking around Prague. It is quite close to the Old Town area and right beside the theatre. It was quite nice to walk beside the tower just to see the details on it. It looks quite nice both during the day and at night. It is one of the many towers that you could pass while walking around the city.
Written February 19, 2020
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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,534 contributions
This is the Czech name for the Powder Gate which is also a 200 foot tower. It was one of 13 gates into the old town. There is an observation deck on the top for tourists to see both the old and new town portion. There is no fee to climb to the observation deck.
Written March 28, 2020
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