Mihulka Powder Tower
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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  • MrThomas1981
    Ipswich, United Kingdom684 contributions
    One of many towers....
    One of many towers around the city - interesting to see and get a different perspective of the city from the top and a couple of rooms with some information in but overall not that great an experience. There is a 'multi-tower ticket' available which gets you in to several of them at reduced cost and if you like towers, this is probably a better value way of doing it. Cash desk is in a separate building so get your ticket first then head to the door in the tower itself.
    Written September 4, 2022
  • Adam T
    Stuttgart, Germany81 contributions
    30 minutes
    There were only about 5 other people there when we went, so it was not crowded (1000 on a Sat in May). Quite a few steps so not handicapped friendly, but the kids (7 & 10) had no problem. Great views of the city, some neat historical facts, but kind of underwhelming. I think it was about 300 CZK (12 Euros) for the family pass. Kind of a must do in Prague, but don't get your hopes up.
    Written May 30, 2022
  • MaryannF650
    Clarksville, Tennessee1,449 contributions
    An original historic gate
    A beautiful original gate, located on the Republic Square, is one of the most important gates in Prague. It was constructed in 1475 of Gothic structure. 186 stairs in the spiral staircase to the top provides an awesome view over the city. It is a fantastic photo op. Don’t miss this attraction.
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 6, 2022
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Alex B
5 contributions
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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Ivor N
Longford, Ireland14 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Ignorant staff ruin the experience. Impressive building nonetheless but staff trying to overcharge my group as we were young backpackers was not a pleasant start. Staff unhelpful when asked what buildings were across the city. Staff also very ignorant and harassing us following our every step without any reason.
Written August 2, 2021
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leedjjck
East Hampton, CT975 contributions
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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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,535 contributions
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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Disciple22
Manchester, UK62 contributions
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, UK669 contributions
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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Family of 3
Melbourne, Australia590 contributions
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, TX685 contributions
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
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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Ricky Y
11570536,814 contributions
Apr 2015 • Solo
The Powder Tower is part of the fortification system of the Prague Castle, so named because it had been used to store gun powder at one time. It was said to be used for different other purposes but is now a permanent display of castle guards' uniforms and accessories and their historical development. Nothing to miss if you are in a hurry and I went mainly because I did not know what there was and it was included in my self guided ticket.
Written March 16, 2016
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