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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  • 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...

  • Perfect place for an authentic atmosphere

    A nice authentic place with choices of local food and beer. If you're into historic/antique objects of interest and/or looking for something authentic/local - it would be a good choice. The beer was...

  • Enjoyable meal

    We enjoyed the ambience of this old gunpowder cellar. The service was friendly and helpful even though they were pretty busy (even early in the evening). Food was yummy and we had a really enjoyable...


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