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Michael's Gate, Bratislava

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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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  • We have to pass through the tower gate prior to entering the Old Town. In the past, the town was surrounded by city walls and the tower gate was the passageway to and out of the town. There was a meta...  read more »
  • If you are visiting the old town part you should enter through here! It's very nice and the best entrance! 
  • The door that gives access to the city of Bratislava is very special and fascinating. Gothic style, has a small deck covering the moat. To see
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  • Worth seeing, but other sites in Bratislava, including the walls near the cathedral, are more impressive. Lots of tourist-ish shops in the area with generic trinkets for sale.
  • It's nice place to be visited, the gate within Bratislava touristic area, old twon.
  • One of the most iconic and historical building in the city. There's a milestone structure that indicate many major cities location and distance.
  • One of the main attractions in the heart of Bratislava; very nice to walk around
  • You really can't miss it just because it is located in the heart of old town.
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