The POWDER TOWER Powder Storehouse Tower is an important defensive fortification in the old city of Riga in history. It dates back to 1330, when it was called SAND TOWER. Later rebuilt, guns and ammunition were stored in the tower in the 17th century. The tower has the name of the powder storehouse tower now. It has been the Latvian War Museum since 1919. Now it's surrounded by green plants, but the brick-red tower and green spire are still conspicuous.
The gunpowder storage tower was built in the 14th century and rebuilt in the 16th century. It is 25.5 meters high and 3 meters thick. There were seven shells attacked by Russian forces in the 17th and 18th centuries on the outer walls. Now it's the Latvian Military Museum.
The gunpowder tower, which was originally part of Riga's urban defense system, is now the site of the Latvian War Museum. The mountain tiger growing on the tower wall will change with the season. The holes exposed make the people approaching it feel the vicissitudes of history.
What a distinctive place, the wisdom of foreigners
Gunpowder Tower, as its name implies, is the place where gunpowder is stored. It is worth visiting.