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Michael's Gate, Bratislava

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Topped with the statue of St. Michael slaying the dragon, Michael's Gate represents the oldest preserved part of the city's medieval fortifications. Built around 1300, the gate acquired its present appearance during an 18th-century reconstruction. Follow the marked historical crown path through the gate and notice a disk with a compass pointing in the directions of the world's major cities. The bridge on the other side of the passage arches over the last remaining section of a medieval moat. Visit the clock tower to see the exhibition of weapons there and climb to the sixth-floor balcony for vistas of the old town, castle, and surrounding landscapes. Plan to visit Michael's Gate and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bratislava attractions using our Bratislava itinerary planner.
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  • Visited an interesting, if not wholly relevant to Bratislava, Arms Museum here. 112 steps to the top and a gallery that is a bit disconcerting at the railings are a bit too far apart for my liking and...  more »
  • Perched at the top of the long cobbled street, Michael's Gate is a beautiful structure and well worth the short walk to see.  more »
  • Under Maria Theresia, it was rebuilt and received his "French hood". Today, a focal point for city tours.
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  • Very nice old city entrance. Good cafes close to it. And good walk through old town
  • This place is everything a tourist zone should NOT BE. There are no signs or regulations in here and if you're driving, you're more likely going to be approached by "Police officers" saying that you have to pay a $20 Euro fine. They're despicable and incredibly sketchy. DO NOT COME HERE OR WASTE A PENNY IN THIS COUNTRY. Not recommendable!
  • Tons of history here if you look closer, easy to miss as a tourist trap.
  • Beautiful entry into the old town. A little pricey but well worth it for people watching with a few beers
  • For some reason, I truly love this tiny plaza, this gate that is remnant of the old city..