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The Powder Tower

Category: Sightseeing + Tours

20 Smilsu iela, Riga, LV-1050

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riga - Pulvertornis
The 'Powder Tower' is the only surviving representative of Riga's 14th century defensive towers and stands on the corner of Torna and Smilsu iela. Like many such medieval structure it has a selection of cannon balls cemented into its flanks, supposed remnants of ancient battles. Unlike most other me...
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The Powder Tower
This is one part of the former fortification system, surrounding Riga. It was first mentioned in 1330 and it was originally called Smilšu Tornis (The Sand Tower), but from the 17th century when the powder had been kept in it, the Tower ...
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Powder Tower Riga | Latvia - Riga Life
Yet another 14th century relic of Riga (surely the Latvians were building stuff in other centuries, right?), the Powder Tower (Pulvertornis) is, well, a tower that used to hold, wait for it... gunpowder! You would have thought a more creative name might draw more crowds (we'd definitely go and see t...
riga-life.com

Powder Tower
From the 17th century the Powder Tower served as a gunpowder warehouse. So it gained the name "Pulvertornis" meaning Powder Tower in English. It had to stand main attacks of Swedish troops in 1625 and was restored only in 25 years. The war with Russia left its traces too. 9 cannon balls em...
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