Friday, March 16, 2012

Prašná brána (Powder tower)

   It's a gothic building designed by Matěj Rejsek made in Gothic style. It was built in 1475 as 1 of 13 Prague gates. It's 65 height and it has an exibition: "The life in medieval Prague" inside. As the city grew beyond its old wall, this tower became less important. Now its just a piece of historic work. There is a street starting here, heading towards Prague castle. This is one of the building that is absolutely worth seeing, because it is just few steps from Wenceslav's square.

Picture is taken in front of the building of Czech national bank.

7 comments:

  1. I've actually been there. As long as I remember I bought some very expensive ice cream in the nearby. Center of Prague is a bitch when it comes to prices...

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    1. Yeah, the city center is quite expensive :/

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  2. It would be good if you select this places on Google Maps :)

    Great post!

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    1. Thats great idea, I'm gonna do it :)

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  3. Looks really awesome, I've got a friend who likes the goth culture so much.

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  4. the english translation "powder tower" always makes me smile..

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  5. That's such a lovely building, great architecture.

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