Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Slovakia  /  Bratislava Region  /  Bratislava  /  Sightseeing  /  Michael's Gate
Michael's Gate, Bratislava
(4.1/5 based on 650+ 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.
Create a full Bratislava itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Bratislava

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Bratislava by other users

7 days in Budapest, Bratislava & Prague BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in Europe BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NORWAY February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NORWAY February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Slovakia BY A USER FROM MONTENEGRO December, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Bratislava BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA December, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Poland, Slovakia & Berlin BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in Eastern Europe & Austria BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SPAIN December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Bratislava BY A USER FROM ROMANIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Feature really. A door with a tower or a tower with under a door? Find out!
    View original
  • Definitely you should enter the tower with a small, but nice museum, but do not forget at the highest level to open a door and go outside to the galery round the tower, with a beatiful view over the c...  more »
  • Really nice area feature ... attached stores obviously ... trivia: below the entrance of the door between the arches look unto the Earth: there is a circle indicating the largest cities in the world with distances from that point! ONLY!!!
    View original
Google
  • 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..