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Powder Tower, Riga

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The Powder Tower (Latvian: Pulvertornis) is situated in Riga, Latvia, and originally a part of the defensive system of the town. The Powder Tower was restructured in the years 1937 to 1940 when it was included to the structure of the Latvian War Museum.






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  • This unique tower, part of Riga's original defense system, was built in the 1330's. Now it is part of the Latvian War Museum. In the 17th Century it was called the Powder Tower because they stored.....  more »
  • This in the Old Town of Riga and part of the Latvian War Museum when it was restructured in the years 1937-1940.. It was originally a part of the defensive system of the town. It is in the Old...  more »
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  • There is war museum inside. It is situated in four floors from different periods. My husband and son liked it very much. Visiting is for free, to go through all exhibition you need about 2 hours
  • This was virtually the first place I spent some time at in Old Riga, forming effectively a notable entrance at one spot to the Old Town. Built in 1650, it's worth going inside for the excellent history display, a good introduction to Riga's past, which of course was always centred close to the safe river port some 15k from the ocean.
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