The Powder gate or in Czech language Prašná brána is a fascinating tower in Prague. Ever since its construction, it was attended to draw admiration of travelers, which it still does according to the number of tourists that visit it throughout the year.
Powder Tower is just one of the towers in the city of Prague from which you can enjoy the view on the city. Its origins can be traced all the way back to the 11th century when the original structure was one of the 13 gates of Prague. Over time, Prague grew and these 13 gates lost their purpose and were therefore neglected.
The construction of the new tower, the Powder Tower, started in 1475 and it was attended to be an attractive entrance to the city and was never a part of the defensive walls around Prague. It was a symbol of royal authority and a place where customs where collected from the merchants. This beautiful tower was at first called The New Tower, however since 1715 it was used for gunpowder storage, thus the name The Powder Tower. The tower is an impressive 44 meters high while the foundations were laid 9 meters below the street level.
The Powder Tower was a starting point for the coronation ceremony of the Czech Rulers. The procession would go from the tower all the way to the Prague Castle where the coronation ceremony would take place.
Ticket price for the Powder Tower or Powder Gate in Prague
Regular ticket price is: 90CZK.
Reduced ticket price is: 65CZK.
Reduced price: senior citizen over 65, students between 15 and 26, children between 6 and 15.
Children 3-6: 25CZK.
Family ticket (maximum 2 adults and 4 children): 250CZK.
Working hours of the Powder Tower or Powder Gate in Prague
The tower is open every day
In March working hours are: 10:00- 20:00h.
From April to September working hours are: 10:00- 22:00h.
In October working hours are: 10:00-20:00h.
From November to February working hours are: 10:00- 18:00h.
We advise you to check ticket prices and working hours before visiting – check the official website of the Powder Tower in Prague.