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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Prasna brana Reviews
Su nombre lo debe a que durante el siglo XVIII se almacenaba polvora en su interior. fue una de las principales entradas a la Praga medieval ,se puede subir pagando entrada. Tiene unas buenas vistas s... more »Its name is due to the reason that during the eighteenth century it was stored dust inside. it was one of the main entrances to medieval Prague,you can climb by paying entrance. It has good views over the old city. This door is 65 meters high and the spiral staircase consists of 186 stone steps.
Torre medieval de estilo gótico, bajo la que existe una de las antiguas puertas de acceso a la ciudad vieja medieval. El acceso a su interior es de pago, aunque incluido en la Prague Card. En el inter... more »Medieval Gothic tower, under which there is one of the ancient access gates to the medieval old city. Access to the interior is paid, although included in the Prague Card. Inside there are some models and explanations of how the tower was built and rebuilt, but the real interest is in peeking out into the viewpoint and enjoying incredible views of Prague.
Imposing structure of beautiful design anchoring a highly opulent area that includes the national bank, theaters, fine hotels and more. I couldn't really see it from a distance but when I got closer and turned my head suddenly there it was! Well worth popping by to look at it and the other architectural sites in the immediate vicinity. I was hoping it would be well lit at not but when it got dark I just saw a few lights. Recommended!
This is one of Prague's iconic old Town landmarks. Don't forget you can go to the top and admire golden Old Town rooftops. Best time of visit is in the early morning while tourist are eating theirs breakfast and you can take isolated photos without crowds.
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