The Old Gunpowder Store in New Town of Warsaw


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The Old Gunpowder Store
The building was designed and built by Erazm Cziotko of Zakroczym in 1575. Initially it was used as a gatehouse to protect the bridge over Vistula River.

In the early 17th century the bridge was destroyed and the gatehouse was used as a gunpowder storeroom. In 1794 during the Kosciuszko Uprising it was turned into a prison for traitors. Finally in 1831 the prison was closed and it was changed into a hotel. The hotel was burned during World War II and reconstructed in 1961-65. Today, the Old Gunpowder Store hosts the theatre Stara Prochownia.

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