Tartu Püssirohukelder (Gunpowder Cellar)

Restaurant Püssirohukelder, which was used as a gunpowder cellar until 1809, can be found right on the slope of Tartu Toomemägi. It was built in 1767 in the moat that separated the Episcopal Castle from the front stronghold. The cellar was built using the bricks from the ruins of the medieval Maarja (St Mary’s) Church and the walls of the Episcopal Castle. The high ceiling is the most unique feature of Tartu Püssirohukelder.

Interesting facts: - Püssirohukelder has also belonged to the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the University of Tartu that started using the cellar in 1896 to study earthquakes and magnetic phenomena.

Restaurant Püssirohukelder, which was used as a gunpowder cellar until 1809, can be found right on the slope of Tartu Toomemägi. It was built in 1767 in the moat that separated the Episcopal Castle from the front stronghold. The cellar was built u

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  • great atmosphere

    we were given the tip to go there and was told it was good. no it wasnt - it was excellent. great atmosphere, it is underground and take time to look around as it is worth it. the staff are friendly...

  • Great place, good beers, average food

    Following the positive reviews I decided to visit this place 2 times during my staying in Riga. I have to say the location is excellent and the furniture used really impressive, it looks like to be...

  • Not so good as last time

    We were visiting this restaurant for second time after good experience in the past and we were dissapointed. Menu was quite poor (only some dishes and some snacks) and prices did not match the offer...


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