Mihulka Powder Tower

Mihulka Powder Tower, Prague

Mihulka Powder Tower
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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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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,521 contributions
Tower and Gate to the city
Sep 2019
This served as a gate to the city and it's been around since the 11th century. The Powder name comes from the time when gunpowder was stored in the tower. This was one of 13 gates to the city.
Written March 28, 2020
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Alex B
5 contributions
Students are not welcome here
Feb 2020
This is the only place in Prague (after our stay here for a week, visiting at least 2-3 paid sights per day) which had not accepted our kids' student documents. The Rapunzel-haired guy at the cash-desk rejected ours in a rather rude manner and demonstrated unwillingness to dialogue with us even though we were the only clients at that time. Unpleasantly in contrast with everything else here, this is our worst experience in Prague so far.

The towers we have already visited and can recommend to others as very impressive and worth visiting are: Old Town Hall (the one with Astronomical Clock), St.Vitus Cathedral (Prague Castle), Petrin tower, and Zizkov tower. Planned for the next week: Old Town Bridge tower and New Mill Water Tower.
Written February 2, 2020
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Disciple22
Manchester, UK62 contributions
Caroline and John's 19th Wedding Anniversary
Jan 2020
A must visit in order to savour the extravagant views and sheer classical architecture / etc. Staff were really Friendly and Helpful
Written February 1, 2020
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George L
Preston, UK615 contributions
Awesome landmark !!
Jan 2020
The gothic architecture is stunning and it dominates the skyline as you approach it from the Old Town.This should be combined with a visit to the magnificent Municipal House which is just around the corner. A delightful part of Prague.
Written January 31, 2020
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leedjjck
East Hampton, CT884 contributions
Great landmark in Prague
Nov 2019
The Powder Tower is the original gate to the Old Town of Prague and a great landmark if you are walking. Located in a very busy main road in Prague next to another great buidling in Prague, the Municipal House. Passing under the Tower is another experience and the climb up to the top for it views of Prague is another.
Written January 10, 2020
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Family of 3
Melbourne, Australia589 contributions
Great views of Prague
Dec 2019 • Family
This is a must visit attraction for the best views of Prague’s sky line. It’s an excellent vantage point and the view is just stunning. It’s a long climb up some very narrow stairs, so ensure you have no issues with staircases or narrow climbs. It’s a little tricky up the top, also, as there isn’t much room to pass people so you need patience and navigation skills. Be sure to see from every side as all views are different and the one looking towards to castle, in the most picturesque. Enjoy!
Written December 27, 2019
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MichaelBanks
Canton, TX683 contributions
Just passing thru
Nov 2019 • Solo
Love the gothic architecture but really just another beautiful piece of work. Spent about 10 minutes there basically taking photos. Lots of shops and a couple malls near with restaurants near.
Written November 25, 2019
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let's travel now
Derby, UK881 contributions
Originally a fortress
Sep 2019 • Couples
The entrance fee is only 100czk which we thought was really cheap and the tower is open from 10am to 8pm.

The gate is next to the kings royal court and the building separates the old and new town. Our hotel was situated in the old town but we went to the new town every day so we frequently saw the powder tower. Gunpowder was stored in it hence the name.

The viewing gallery is 144 ft up and 186 steps up and gives a great view up the street towards the new town.

The tower itself is very dark in colour and looks like it could do with clean.

The streets and pavements are all cobblestones so you need to wear sensible shoes and if you have mobility issues it could be a struggle.

We were told that there had been a moat around the tower in 1091.
Written October 15, 2019
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michieg121
Ayr, UK891 contributions
Wow!
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is a fantastic building right in the middle of the city, and is well worth a visit. Some of the floors are open, but it is via a narrow winding stair.
Written October 5, 2019
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eddickson2
Ajax, Canada112 contributions
Great Looking Structure
Apr 2019 • Couples
We came across this historic Tower which is used by traffic and pedestrians as we walked around Prague. Very interesting.
Written May 18, 2019
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