There I was, walking along a considerably more modern and commercial street when, BAM! I was staring straight at this gorgeous medieval tower. The Powder Tower's origins date back to the 11th century when the original gate was one of the 13 entrances to Prague's Old Town.
It was an important gate as it was used as the beginning and ending point for royal processions. It has changed names a few times over the years. Originally, the tower was known as the Mountain Tower. Later in the 17th century, the name changed to the Powder Tower when it was used to store gunpowder.
Today, the tower houses an exhibition. But the real surprise comes when you climb the 186 steps inside to reach the viewing platform for amazing views of the city like this one:
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