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Prasna brana, Prague

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Marking the entry into Prague's historical old town, Prasna brana is one of the original city gates. Constructed in 1475 and intended for ceremonial rather than defensive purposes, the tower played a major role during the coronation parades of kings of Bohemia. Royalty continued to pass through this gate on their way to coronation ceremonies until the 17th century, when the tower became a major gunpowder depository (hence the name). Restored in the middle of the 19th century by architect Josef Mocker, the tower bears statues of several Bohemian kings and symbols of territories that they controlled. For sweeping views over the old town, visit the tower's 44 m (144 ft) high gallery. Arrange to visit Prasna brana and other attractions in Prague using our Prague trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • It is a Gothic tower that borders one of the entrances in the village which was once used as a powder keg or as a case of gunpowder. There are others in Prague that resemble you. You can climb above the modest price of 1000 crowns, but beware the steps that you have to climb.... From the top however there is a beautiful panoramic view. So it's worth it...
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  • It is a blackened Gothic tower that we found at the entrance of the Old City, ended up being used to store the gunpowder so it is called so, as we commented the guide in Prague is not complicated when naming the monuments. You can go up but we didn't. It's not the prettiest thing about the beautiful Prague
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  • Great commentaries. Interesting history of the place. But don't expect too much. It's still 'just' a gothic tower. Overall better than expected from my experience. (I'd love to see 3D model of king's court here some day in the future.)
  • Front that end ...it acts likes the entrance to the old town. If u lucky(I wasn't) take a pic with lonely streets of old town keeping powder tower at end, you will cherish it. You can see this tower in many posters n movies shot in Prague.
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