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Oct 9, 2018
“The Swedes managed to destroy it, the Russians not...”
Sep 15, 2018
“Last of 18 towers that once punctuated the city walls”
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Mighty serious looking storage place for gun powder a little away from the main city wall as not to take the latter with it in a possible grand explosion. The War museum is located in the tower.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kattullus
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

It's an average place with quite a few things to see but gets boring as well. If you have nothing to do then it's fine to visit and you can have a nice cup of coffee or beer right at the entry where there's a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

The Powder Tower which dates back to the 14th Century is the last survivor of what were once 18 of these structures punctuating the city walls. I am told that no less than 9 Russian cannonballs from the 17th and 18th Centuries are embedded within...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GeysirGal
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Not the most impressive tower but it is the monumental entrance to the Old Town. The viewing gallery is located at a height of 44 m.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank George A
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Powder Tower is worth to see when visitng Riga old town. It is part of citys old defence systems. A good photo opportunity. In same place is latvias war museum.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mmikko
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

This impressive tower is part of old town walk. Built after the second world wars it’s very imposing and always worth a photo

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jan R
Reviewed 27 July 2018

The powder tower is a famous Riga site and can be seen from a long way away, its a great photo opportunity and together with the adjoining building houses the Latvian war museum. I got excited when I saw it was free entry , but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Worthy monument to stop by to take a photo of. The tower is very beautiful, and nice to have a pictrue of.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank fluffycatpower
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Not the most impressive tower but has a history behind it. If you take a tour in riga it's most likely that the guide will take you through these sites and explain you the history. If you are doing the city exploring by yourself I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 394chamaraw
Reviewed 22 April 2018

The tower is impressive and well worth stopping to take a photo of. Not sure if you can get in, but the outside is probably the most interesting bit anyway.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank David C
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