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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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  • The tour guide said St. Michael's Gate is a gateway under an old 14th century tower. Kind of wanted to pursue this but the tour guide kept us moving so we missed it. 
  • St. Michael's door and porch are the entrance to the old town. This is a lovely old building. We are spent during our train trip. The area in which it stands is very lively. Michel door is the only one of the four doors of the ramparts of the city of Bratislava have been conserved. The Tower dates from the 14th century. Its baroque character dates from the years 1753 to 1758. His 51-meter height, she sees far. It is the landmark of Bratislava with the castle to discover absolutely.
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  • Spent lovely December night here with my husband. Good dinner in Urban bistro and wandered in and out of pretty shops. Souvenirs expensive in this part of town but area worth a wander through 
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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..